Amethyst Oysters Flavor Profile

Amethyst OystersAmethyst Oysters are one of the Californian oyster appellations from Humboldt Bay along the California Coast. They are grown using the tide tumbled cultivation method in which the oysters are placed in bags which are attached to horizontal lines. The bags have a float on one end so as the tides ebb and flow the bags raise and lower, causing a natural tumbling of the oysters twice a day with the changing of the tides.

The result is that they have beautifully sculpted shells with deep cups. The shell color varies from black to various shades of gray and streaks of white. The meats are plump and mildly creamy with a medium brininess, light minerality and a sweet finish.

 

Amethyst Oysters
Location Humboldt Bay, California
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Tidal Suspension Tray
Oyster Flavor Profile Amethyst Oysters have deep cups, petite plump, mildly creamy meats, a medium brininess, light minerality and a sweet finish.