St. Bay Gold X-Small Oyster

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Crassostrea gigas

Characteristics

  • From Gorge Harbour and Baynes Sound, BC
  • Flavour is mildly briny, and finishes light and sweet
  • X-small size is 2″ to 3″ long
  • This is the preferred size for raw half shell use
  • Harvest date and harvest area are listed on accompanying shellfish tag

Handling & Storage

  • Store in cooler between 1° to 4° C, covered with a wet cloth and ice, allow water to drain
  • Keep accompanying shellfish tag on file for 90 days
  • Ensure all oysters are alive. Discard any that do not open when tapped with finger.

Seasonal Availability

Available fresh all year round

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Mild flavour
  • Delicate texture

Cooking Tips

  • Mild flavoured with a light, sweet fruity finish
  • Although this x-small size is used primarily for raw consumption, it is also excellent grilled
  • People with compromised immune systems should avoid eating raw shellfish
  • Recipe: Oysters with Champagne-Vinegar Mignonette

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