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Shigoku Oysters Now Available!

Posted by Santa Monica Admin, on January 17th, 2011 in Announcements, Seafood Education, Selecting Seafood, Specials

Shigokus OystersWe’re excited to add Taylor Shellfish’s unique Shigoku oysters to our already fantastic oyster selection!

Shigoku oysters are Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) grown in the rich waters of Willapa Bay, WA. Shigoku (which means “ultimate” in Japanese) oysters are suspension-grown in bags that are fitted with floats and hung on lines, rising and falling with the tide. This twice-a-day tumble results in a deep, round cup with smooth edges. This compact little package has amazing clean flavor and the tumbling forces the little oyster to “toughen up” a bit, resulting in an exquisite mouthfeel.

We’re offering them in packaged in these beautiful wooden boxes, 60 delectable oysters to a box.

Like all farmed US and Canadian oysters, Shigoku’s get a coveted green rating from the Seafood Watch program.

Although Shigoku oysters grow a bit more quickly than other Pacific offerings, they are still somewhat limited. Please call your Santa Monica Seafood representative today to discuss your options!

2 Responses to “Shigoku Oysters Now Available!”

  1. I recently tried Shigoku Oysters and Loved them! I served them in the restaurant I oversee, and added a profile for them to a website about seafood I maintain. They are an excellent oyster and I have received great feedback from my customers who have tried them. They are rather limited in supply. This year there is a limit of only 10 dz per restaurant per week which can be ordered from Taylor Shellfish.

  2. Santa Monica Admin says:

    Thanks for your comments, Chef. We think they’re a great oyster too. We’re a proud customer of Taylor Shellfish; if you’re a Santa Monica Seafood customer you can order Shigoku oysters (and lots of other oyster too) directly from us, or via our National Shipping Program – Chef Express.

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