Atlantic Oyster - Crassostrea virginicus

Shellfish  <<  Atlantic Oyster

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Atlantic Oyster,  Crassostrea virginicus


New England


Year-round, best during the coldest months of the year

Method of Capture:

Farmed, and in the wild, Dredged

Sustainability Consideration:

Oysters are filter feeders, and improve water quality. Dredging can stir up the bottom with some vegetation loss.

Size Range:

1.5 to 2 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Briny and sweet with cucumber and melon flavors

Cooking Tips:

serve raw, fry, stuff and poach; excellent in soups and stews