Fresh shucked oyster sauce is a staple at my local seafood restaurant. Fresh shucked Oysters come in 16oz frosted glass jars or a gallon plastic tubs, dated and sealed. Refrigerate after arriving. All fresh oysters are safe & good til the time indicated on the jar.
When opening a fresh-shucked oysters jar or tub, place inside a clean bowl for 5 minutes. Then place over night in refrigerator. The oyster meat will have a chance to grow to its full size.
If you order your fresh shucked oysters, they will be sent in large plastic containers in a wood crate. It’s best to remove the oyster meat from the shell and discard both the meat and the shell. This preserves the freshness of the oyster. It’s very important to remove the shell so that the fresh shucked oysters can come on the shelf & be used immediately.
Fresh shucked oyster meat comes in different sizes. The sizes are determined by the dimensions of the oyster meat & its size in the jar. This is divided into three categories: small, medium and large. Most fresh shucked oysters come in large sizes. They are good to eat within one week.
The fresh shucked oysters should be stored in a cool dark place like a refrigerator. It’s good to store them overnight. The oyster meat will expand when it’s stored in the dark. So, you need to cover the container with a cloth during transportation.
Fresh shucked oyster meat is sold in most seafood stores, fresh seafood section and specialty food stores. Fresh shucked oyster meat also comes in vacuum-packed containers. You can get them in different flavors. The market is flooded with different flavors of shucked oyster meat. When buying the fresh shucked oysters, make sure to check if the flavor is liked by the customer.
Fresh shucked oyster meats come in different prices. Shucking oyster costs varies on the size of the oyster, the number of oysters, method of preparation and seasonings used. Fresh shucked seafood is cheaper in price than frozen seafood. Fresh seafood is in demand in restaurants all over the world. It tastes great and has more health benefits compared to other seafood.
Fresh shucked oyster meat costs much lower than fresh fish and frozen entrees. If you look around, you’ll be able to find better deals for shucked oyster. Most online seafood shops offer a considerable discount on these products. Fresh oysters have come in many different varieties and shapes. It’s really difficult to describe every variety available. Here are some examples:
Fresh shucked mussels have a variety of prices. Small mussels are less expensive than whole or half gallons. You can cook small shucked oysters using butter and salt. For those who prefer, you can also fry the shucked mussels in olive oil. Both the small and large ones can be seasoned with herbs like Rosemary and thyme.
The medium sized oysters are sold in different varieties. You can find them in butter and herbs, buttered, fresh or dried, shellfish or mussels. They also come in various shapes and sizes. Some varieties come in jelly like forms, some are rolled and some are cut into chunks. You can find them in 72 count.q.f and whole gallons.
If you are looking for fresh, small shucked mussels, you should look for them in the small and medium varieties. For cooking, you can cook the oyster meat in boiling water just until tender. It is important to remove the pearl over the opening when cooking to retain the freshness of the oyster meats. The small and medium fresh shucked oysters in the six or eight ounce glasses have a light flavor.
Fresh shucked oysters can be used as a fresh shuck or as a poached treat. They make a fun addition to salads, soups and crepes. They are also good on top of baked potatoes and served on pizza crusts. The smaller oysters cook quickly, while the larger ones take longer to finish cooking.
Fresh shucked oysters are not the only type available in local markets. Seasonal fresh shucked oysters can be found in local markets during the warmer months. At this time of year the oysters come out of their shell and the white color of the meat changes to a darker brown. During the cold months they become soft and the meat gets darker and grayer.
Although fresh shucked oysters are sold in various local markets, they are rarely available in seafood markets where they are bought in bulk. When buying in bulk, they are available at a more expensive rate and some even go above the required retail value. However, if you are looking for a good bargain, always make sure you check out the labels. The cheaper products are likely to contain harmful chemicals.
It is recommended that fresh shucked oysters are frozen immediately after purchase. This helps in retaining the freshness for a longer period of time. Freezing the oysters helps in protecting them from oxygen. In addition, freezing the oysters also prevents the formation of molds and spoilage which are normally caused by heat.