Mad King Oysters

Mad King OystersWhy the name Mad King Oysters? Well, the story goes that they have very deep cups and a flavor which makes them a royal treat! They are named after medieval royalty who had wild ambitions. Mad King oysters are a tidal basket cultivated oyster which is a relatively new cultivation method which uses a stationary line of suspension baskets which are attached to floats in such a manner that as the tides eb and flow the tray is naturally raised and lowered causing the oysters to be tumbled. The result is nicely shaped shells with very deep cups.

Mad King oysters have very deep cups with plenty of liquor. They have a toothsome texture with a medium brine and a savory kale-like finish. They are raised in Humboldt Bay, California, are available year around in sizes ranging from 2″ to 4″ for fresh, live, in the shell product. They are available through Pacific Seafood.

Mad King Oyster
Location Humboldt Bay, California
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability  Year Around
Size 2″ to 4″
Oyster Cultivation Tidal Basket
Oyster Flavor Profile Mad King oysters have very deep cups with lots of liquor. They have toothsome meats with a medium brine and a savory kale-like finish.

 

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