Brookside Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Brookside Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the Hood Canal oyster appellations in Washington State. Hood Canal is actually a fijord, carved by glaciers from the Olympic Penninsula eons ago. Brookside Oysters are hand harvested from these pristine, chilly waters near Alderbrook Resort.

They are an intertidal beach grown oyster which means that they are grown naturally on the beach and have to battle the tides and predators to survive. The result is that they have hard shells (shuckers love this!) and firm meats which have a nice “chew” to them. They also have ability to close tightly which helps preserve their liquor and gives them a longer shelf life than other cultivation methods such as tray cultivation.


Brookside Oyster
Location Hood Canal, WA
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – May
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Intertidal Beach Cultured
Oyster Flavor Profile Brookside Oysters have full meats with black mantles and a nice bite. They have a medium brininess and a sweet, full-flavored taste.
Website Brookside oysters are available thru d.d. DeNotta Seafood

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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