Mirada Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Mirada Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from the pristine beaches of one of the southern Hood Canal oyster appellations in Washington State. They are an Intertidal Beach Cultured Oyster. Beach cultured oysters are raised on tidal beaches with sandy or rocky bottoms. Mirada oysters are accustomed to fighting the tides, clamping tightly shut during low tides to preserve their “liquor” and to protect themselves against predators. Because of this “tough” life, beach raised oysters are hearty. They have hard, sturdy shells which shuckers like to work with. And their ability to close tightly, coupled with their hard shells, gives them a longer shelf life.

 

Mirada Oyster
Location South Hood Canal, WA
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3 1/2″
Oyster Cultivation Beach grown
Oyster Flavor Profile Mirada Oysters have full meats with a medium brininess and sweet finish.
Map See Mirada Oyster Map

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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