Salt Nugget Oysters
Western Shores of Hood Canal, Washington
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Size and Availability
3 inches | Limited
Crisp and very briny for a Pacific oyster. A cucumber finish with a lot of salt.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 3.1% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Extreme weather roughens the oysters for a hard shell
- Bottom Makeup: Rocks and gravel
Beach-grown in bottom bags. Oysters are naturally tumbled by extreme wave action. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.