Chef Creek X-Small Oyster

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Crassostrea gigas

Characteristics

  • From Baynes Bay, Vancouver Island
  • Fairly briny with a crisp finish

Handling & Storage

  • Store in cooler 1º to 4º C, covered with a wet cloth and ice, and allow water to drain
  • Keep accompanying shellfish tag on file for 90 days

Seasonal Availability

Available fresh September to July

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Mild flavour
  • Delicate texture

Cooking Tips

  • Although this size is used primarily for raw consumption, grilling in shell is also excellent
  • People with compromised immune systems should avoid eating raw shellfish
  • Recipe: Poached Oysters in Fennel-Saffron Soup

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