Malpeque Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics
Malpeque Oysters are an Atlantic oyster from one of the Prince Edward Island oyster appellations in Canada. They are cultivated in the pristine glacial depths of Malpeque Bay. Malpeque oysters have a little more robust flavor profile than the typically light-bodied flavor of other Maritime Province oysters, but not so powerful a flavor as to scare new oyster eaters away. They are easy to eat with tender meats and a nice balance between ocean brininess and sweetness.
|Location||Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada|
|Species||Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)|
|Oyster Availability||May – November|
|Size||up to 3″|
|Oyster Cultivation||Bottom cultured|
|Oyster Flavor Profile||Malpeque Oysters have a teardrop shaped shell with very tender meats. They are light-bodied with a crisp lettuce-like flavor, high brininess, and a clean, sweet finish.|