Kusshi Oyster

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Crassostrea gigas

Characteristics

  • Small, deeply cupped shell protecting a surprisingly plump oyster
  • Very buttery texture, rich and salty, with a sweet, mildly fruity finish
  • Cultured in Baynes Sound, BC
  • Preferred size for raw half shell use
  • Harvest date and area is listed on accompanying shellfish tag

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 all year round

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Mild flavour
  • Delicate texture

Cooking Tips

  • Although this extra small size is used primarily for raw consumption, grilling in shell is also excellent
  • People with compromised immune systems should avoid eating raw shellfish
  • Recipe: Kusshi Oysters with Ponzu Granita and Tobiko

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