Otter Cove Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics
Otter Cove Oysters are one of the oyster appellations from the North Puget Sound region in Washington State. They start as an Intertidal Beach Cultured Oyster from Dabob Bay in Hood Canal but after a few years on the beaches there they are taken north to Snow Creek Seafarms in Discovery Bay to be finished by the rack & bag method. This is opposite of how it is usually done, which is to go from rack & bag to the beach. This process allows them to fatten-up before harvest on the nurtrient rich waters of Discovery Bay. It takes 3 – 4 years for them to reach market size.
Otter Cove Oysters have full, plump meats, medium-high brininess, and finish with a mild clean sweetness and touch of cucumber.
|Otter Cove Oyster|
|Location||Discovery Bay, North Puget Sound, WA|
|Species||Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)|
|Oyster Availability||September – July|
|Size||up to 3″|
|Oyster Cultivation||Beach to rack & bag|
|Salinity||3.1% (3.5% is full ocean salinity)|
|Oyster Flavor Profile||Otter Cove Oysters have full, plump meats, medium-high brininess, and a mild clean sweetness.|
|Map||See Otter Cove Oyster Map|