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Live Pacific Oysters

Live Pacific Oysters


5 lb. bag |

Product #DOY301

Ships Overnight FREE on cold gel packs.

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

We source Pacific oysters from a variety of Northwest regions to ensure top quality.

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Number of Oysters
Live Pacific Oysters 5 lb. bag
$ 132.00 New in stock

Ships Overnight FREE on cold gel packs.

Features

  • Eco-cultured
  • About 60 oysters per 5-lb. bag
  • Each oyster approximately 3.5–4"
  • Product of USA or Canada

We select the best Pacific oysters (Magallana gigas) from a variety of Northwest regions, primarily in British Columbia and Washington State.

Each growing region yields oysters of distinctive size, shape, and flavor profiles produced by local conditions or "terroir”, and growing method (beach, tray, or inter-tidal long lines).

The Washington State locales include Hood Canal (a natural fjord on Puget Sound), Samish Bay (near our home base in Bellingham, WA), and Discovery Bay (Olympic Peninsula).

Average Ratings: 5

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"25th Wedding Anniversary" Debbie Hammer on 10/06/2017 14:17 Review: I bought 5 dozens of these oysters thinking there would be some left. Everyone at the 25th Wedding Anniversary Party absolutely loved these. We will be buying more for sure

"Fresh and delicious" Laura B on 05/24/2016 06:48 Review: Oysters arrived fresh and they were great!

"Mother" Karina Wheeler on 08/06/2014 21:03 Review: Amazing!!! They were fresh and nicely packaged. They were delicious. We can't find any fresh seafood around here in Montana and I was delighted to know I was receiving the oysters overnight. I will definitely order again, no doubt about it. Thank you! My birthday was that much better! ;)

Ingredients: Fresh Whole Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas)
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Pacific 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.
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.