Amai Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Amai Oysters are cultivated in the Pacific Northwest and are one of the oyster appellations in the South Puget Sound  region of Washington State. They are raised by the tray to beach method which combines two oyster farming methods. Tray to bag oysters are taken from their pampered environment and put into the beach cultured environment during their last 6 months before harvesting. This allows them to “toughen up” a bit, giving them stronger, less brittle shells and firmer meats. Amai oysters have deep cups with firm meats, a clean, mild salinity and a sweet finish.

 

Amai Oyster
Location Discovery Bay, WA
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Tray to Beach
Oyster Flavor Profile Amai oysters have deep cups with firm meats, a clean, mild salinity and a sweet finish.

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.

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