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Live Kumamoto Oysters

Live Kumamoto Oysters

5 lb bag

Product #DOY101

Ships Overnight FREE on cold gel packs.

Enjoy fresh, premium oysters ... no matter where you live!

Kumamoto oysters grow smaller and more deeply cupped than most species.

Their salty, sweet flavor and smaller size make them perfect for novice oyster fans.

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Number of Oysters
Live Kumamoto Oysters 5 lb bag
$ 148.00 New in stock

Ships FREE Overnight on cold gel packs.

Features

  • Eco-cultured
  • About 60 oysters per 5 lb bag
  • Each oyster is about 3.5–4" long
  • Product of USA (northern California)

Kumamoto oysters grow smaller and more deeply cupped than most species.

Their salty, sweet flavor and smaller size make them perfect for novice oyster fans.

Oyster bars rarely offer Kumamotos, due to the difficulty of growing them and consequent small supply ... and they're well worth seeking out!

Kumamoto oysters (Crassostrea sikamea) are named for their native Japanese bay, but ours are grown on inter-tidal long lines in northern California's Humboldt Bay.

Average Ratings: 3.5

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"ok" Kelli T on 04/20/2018 07:35 Review: small and many difficult to open. will not buy again. - Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the Oysters. Our Customer Service Team will follow up with you today regarding this order. Thank you, The Vital Choice Team

"Never disappointed!" Hannah DICKERSON on 08/30/2016 01:47 Review: This is our second time ordering oysters from Vital Choice. Delivery was super efficient. The oysters are delicious and super fresh. Definitely not our last time with Vital Choice. Maybe will try other products next time.

Ingredients: Fresh Whole Kumamoto Oysters
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Whole Kumamoto Oysters - 5 Dozen
Serving Size 3 oz. (85g)
Number of servings: Varies

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
Trans Fat 0g 0
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0
Sugars 0g 0
Protein 8g

Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 11%

Calcium 0%

Iron 24%

Contains 670mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving.

EPA: 370mg

DHA: 210mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Broiler Oysters
Serves two to three

1 dozen oysters in shell, shucked 
3 slices bacon (or salmon bacon), finely chopped 
1/2 cup parsley, chopped 
Lemon juice 
Garlic powder (or finely diced fresh garlic)
  • Place shucked oysters in rounded side of shelling in a shallow baking pan. 
  • Distribute bacon and parsley evenly over all of the oysters. Sprinkle with garlic powder and lemon juice. 
  • Cook under a preheated broiler for just a few minutes until bacon is crisp. 
  • Serve with lemon slices. 
Storage and handling

Properly cared for, live shellfish can be held up to 5 days.

However, as with any fresh food, the sooner you enjoy our oysters, the better.

Note: Consuming raw shellfish presents a risk to persons with compromised immunity.

  • The oysters are alive, and you need to keep them alive until they are cooked or served.
  • As soon as possible, place on (not under) ice and store in the refrigerator at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • We recommend that you place the net bag of oysters in a colander or other self-draining container, and place that self-draining container inside a larger, closed container to catch any liquid.
  • Cover the oysters with a damp cloth or towel to keep them from drying out. Again, do not cover or bury the oysters in ice.
  • If prolonged storage is necessary, replenish the ice, remove any water from melted ice, and re-moisten the towel frequently.
  • If you put the oysters in a plastic bag, make sure that the top is open or that there are holes in the bag to allow the shellfish to breath.

Testing for freshness

  • Using your nose is the best way to check for freshness of shellfish. If it smells fresh, like the sea, it is likely still in very good condition. Discard any off-smelling shellfish.
  • Sometimes the shells of oysters will gape open just a bit in order to get more air. If you see this and are wondering if they are still alive, simply squeeze them shut; discard any that spring right back open again.

Preparation

Oysters can be served raw or cooked.

Raw

  • Typically, raw oysters are served in their shell, on ice, with lemon and various sauces on the side, with tiny forks to spear, dip, and enjoy them.
  • Good sauce choices include grated horseradish, mignonette sauce (pepper, vinegar, and shallots), and spicy cocktail sauce.

Cooked

  • Shucked and non-shucked oysters (on the half shell) can be broiled, baked, boiled, steamed, smoked, or grilled. They only take a few minutes to cook ... be careful not to overcook.
  • Oysters are salty by nature, so most recipes need no added salt.
  • Cook oysters gently to avoid turning them rubbery. They're done when then the edges begin to curl.
  • Herbs that pair well with oysters include thyme, fennel seed, paprika, and parsley.

FREE Shipping on all live shellfish orders!

All live shellfish are shipped Overnight.

Live shellfish are harvested to order and shipped with ice-cold gel packs Tuesday through Thursday only (except holidays). Orders must be made prior to 5 p.m. PST the previous day for next-day shipping.
  • Monday orders arrive Wednesday
  • Tuesday orders arrive Thursday
  • Wednesday orders arrive Friday
NOTE:
  • We cannot ship perishable goods to PO boxes.
  • No live shellfish orders can be shipped on Fridays.
  • Perishable shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are subject to surcharges; please see our Shipping page.
For more information, see our Shipping page or call 800-608-4825.