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East Coast Oysters
(Ostreidae)

Is It Wild or Farmed?  The majority of Oysters consumed are farmed and we sell a farmed product at The Lobster Place. 

Where is it farmed?  Oysters are farmed throughout the world.  Bluepoints are farmed in Connecticut, Malpeques are farmed in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Beau Soleils are famred in New Brunswick, Canada.

How is it farmed? Osyters are farmed suspended in floating bags or are farmed on the sea floor.  They are typciall harvested by hand.

Where does The Lobster Place Source it? The Lobster Place sources Oysters from distributors like Marinelli Shellfish and JP's Shellfish.

Is it sustainable?  Like other bivalves, farming methods for Oysters are environmentally sound. Oysters do not rely on fishmeal or fish oil as part of their diet, rarely have diseases making chemicals or antibiotics unnecessary, and help to improve the surrounding water quality by cleaning tiny particles and debris.

For more information, click on on the following links:

Blue Ocean Institute - Oysters

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Oysters

What is the flavor/texture profile?

Widow's Holes (NY): Crisp, clean brine and firm, plump meat.

Martha's Vineyards (MA): Crisp, clean saltiness & a sweet finish.

Beau Soleils (NB): Soft, tender meat and full briny flavor.

Wellfleets (MA): Light body, clean finish & crisp saltiness

Washburn Islands (MA): Briny flavor & clean, crisp finish

Wiley Points (ME): Clean, crisp brine and perfectly plump meat

Mystics (CT): Medium salinity with a lingering sweetness and long finish

Indian Creeks (PEI): Full and firm - great balance of sweet & salty

How do I Cook it?

Oysters Baked with Bacon, Red Pepper and Shallots

Raw Oysters on the Half Shell

Crispy Fried Oysters with Chilli-Corn Sauce

Oysters Rockefeller

Grilled Oysters

Shrimp and Oyster Po' Boy

 

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