Port Gamble Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Port Gamble Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the North 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. They 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.

Port Gamble Oyster
Location Port Gamble, North Hood Canal, WA
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 8″
Oyster Cultivation Beach cultivated
Oyster Flavor Profile Port Gamble Oysters have firm meats with a medium brininess and mildly sweet flavor.

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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