Our Live Opened Fresh Oysters have been specifically opened for your order, our boys will shuck your oysters so that you can have the freshest taste of the sea! Harvested during the day and transported across the Bass Straight at night, your Oysters couldn’t be fresher!
Our oysters have been harvested from Pipeclay Lagoon in Tasmania, Clifton Beach is a treasured gem for all Tasmanians. Surf waves which start their journey from Antarctica are a favourite playground. Pipeclay Lagoon is lucky to receive these fresh, clean waters directly from Clifton Beach. It makes a perfect place to grow our happy, healthy oysters.
Our oysters can be refrigerated for up to 2 days, but will taste best cooked if not eaten within 24 hours, and can be frozen for up to 3 months, below -18ºC, and used in soups or sauces.
Live molluscs should be consumed as soon as possible after purchase. Place in a container, cover with damp paper or cloth and keep in the warmest part of the refrigerator, usually the crisper (optimum 5ºC), ensuring that the covering remains damp.
Average yield is 20-40% from half shell. Has a rich, iodiney flavour, low – medium oiliness and moist, soft, creamy flesh when raw, turning browny-grey when cooked.
If not consumed raw, they require very little cooking, either a quick dip in hot oil (usually with a coating) or a very gentle warm through; stop cooking as soon as the edges of the meat start to curl, as overcooked they will be tough and tasteless. Larger specimens are often better served cooked.