Samish Bay, Washington
A white and brown cornucopia shaped shell gives Shigoku her unique look. In Japanese, "shigoku" means ultimate. Many agree that Shigoku is the ultimate oyster, but this sought after bivalve is not easy to come by due to limited cultivation and availability. A light, clean dash of salt with a touch of sweet cucumber make these Pacific beauties a show-stopping snack.
briny | cucumber | showstopper
2.25 | Petite
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Your Indulgences
- Blowing off Steam
- Laughing til it Hurts
TAYLOR SHELLFISH, DECADES OF DELICACIES
The largest producer of farmed shellfish in the U.S., Taylor Shellfish inhabits over 11,000 acres of tidelands along the Washington and B.C. coasts. The family business began in the 1890s and has brought each generation along for the glorious ride. Now the fifth generation of Taylors continues to produce some of the most delicious oysters to date in one of the most exceptional oyster-growing spots around.
The Gritty Details:
Hatchery seed is suspended on longlines in Seapa Baskets. The baskets float and sink as the tide lifts and falls each day, creating a naturally tumbled oyster.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Tidal flow from Puget Sound
- Bottom Makeup: Sand and gravel