Purple Mountain Oyster Flavor Profile

Purple Mountain OystersPurple Mountain Oysters are a new variety of Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) being cultivated off Tekiu Point in the central Hood Canal region in Washington State. They are suspension tray raised and tide tumbled.  This combination of cultivation gives these oysters beautifully colored shells with very deep cups, providing more of that luscious liquor which oyster connoisseurs love. They have beautifully colored shells with deep cups, firm, plump meats with a light mineral flavor and a bright brininess.

 

 

Purple Mountain Oyster
Location Tekiu Point, Hood Canal, Washington State
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Suspension Tray; Tumbled
Oyster Flavor Profile Purple Mountain oysters have moderately deep cups with firm, plump, sweet meats, a hint of mineral and a moderately high salinity.

Penn Cove Shellfish gives these oysters the following ratings on a scale of 1 – 5 (5 being the highest):

Size Shell
Hardness
Meat
Firmness
Brine Sweet Cup
Depth
2.5″ – 3″ 4 4 4 3 3

 

 

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