American Oyster—A Taste of the Sea Inside Every Shell
Like wine, oysters have a provenance depending on the estuary or tidal areas in which they are raised. Different growing environments are influenced by the salinity of the water, the season, and minerals and nutrients. Watch the videos below to learn more about the American oyster.
Components of Oyster Flavor
Hearty amount of meat; incorporate into lobster recipes or leave whole to garnish a dish.
The oyster adopts the salinity of the waters in which it’s grown.
The American oyster’s flavor is also deeply impacted by the minerals that the oyster is exposed to within the environment.
Flavors change as the oyster readies itself for winter dormancy in the autumn and prepares for spawning in the spring.