Mirada Bay Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Hard, fluted shells
Flavor: Full meats and slightly briny with a crisp, sweet finish.
- Salinity: 3.3% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channels of Hood Canal
- Bottom Makeup: Sand and rock
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens adductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.