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Kumamoto Oysters


Live, 5 dozen bag | Product #DOY101
Kumamoto Oysters
Number of Oysters
  • Details

    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.

  • Reviews

    Average Ratings: 4


    "Kumamoto great little oysters" darlene lambert on 12/26/2020 04:16 Review: Order came on time I should have gotten more they were great Even the grandkids loved them Great starter oyster for people trying oysters for the first time Will be getting more in the future They were a little hard to open at first but once you got the hang of it it was easier and worth it!

    "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.

  • Nutrition & Ingredients
    Ingredients: Fresh Whole Kumamoto Oysters
    Nutrition Facts

    variable servings per per container
    Serving Size
    3 oz (shucked) (85g)

    Amount/serving% DV

    Total Fat 2g 3%

    Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%

    Trans Fat 0g

    Cholesterol 40mg 13%

    Sodium 90mg 4%

    Amount/serving% DV

    Carbohydrate 0g 0%

    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

    Total Sugars 0g

    Incl. 0g Added Sugars 0%

    Protein 8g 16%

    Calories per serving
    70
    Vitamin D 0% Calcium 0% Iron 15% Potassium 2%
     
    Contains 670mg omega-3 fatty acids per 85g serving. 370mg EPA210mg DHA
  • Recipes

    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, on rounded side of shell, in a shallow baking pan. 
    • Distribute bacon and parsley evenly over all the oysters. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder & lemon juice. 
    • Cook under a preheated broiler for just a few minutes until bacon is crisp. 
    • Serve with lemon slices. 
  • Serving/Care
    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.

  • Shipping

    Shipping Policies

    • Free shipping on orders of $99 or more applies to our standard deliveries to the United States.
    • Shipping is calculated separately for each delivery address.
    • Non-Perishable Foods (canned and dry) are shipped via Ground and normally arrive within 3 to 7 business days, depending upon destination.
    • Frozen Foods ship via 1- to 3-Day Express Ground Service, or 2nd Day Air Service Monday - Wednesday, depending on destination.
    • Live shellfish only ship Monday through Wednesday. Orders must be placed before 5 p.m. PST the previous day.
      • Sunday orders arrive Tuesday
      • Monday orders arrive Wednesday
      • Tuesday orders arrive Thursday
      • Wednesday orders arrive Friday
      • To arrange for specific delivery time frames, please call 800-608-4825 to place your order.
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