Pemaquid Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics
Pemaquid Oysters are cultivated in the frigid, deep waters of the Damariscotta River, Maine, at a point where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Pemaquids have deep cups set in rock-hard shells. They have plump, very firm meats which are mildly sweet with a clean, lemony zest flavor and solid brininess. They range in size from 3” to 5”, with the larger ones having a more complex flavor. Pemaquids are harvested from March through December and are available in cocktail, select and jumbo sizes.
Prior to sale Pemaquids are plunged into the cold, oceanic waters of coastal Maine to hold and to purge, leaving them free of mad and sand at sale.
|Location||Damariscotta River, Maine|
|Species||Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)|
|Oyster Availability||March – December|
|Size||up to 5″|
|Oyster Flavor Profile||Pemaquid Oysters have plump, very firm meats which are mildly sweet with a clean, lemony zest flavor and solid brininess.|
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