Pacific Oyster - Crassostrea gigas

Shellfish  <<  Pacific Oyster

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Pacific Oyster,  Crassostrea gigas


California to British Columbia, Canada


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

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

Oysters are filter feeders, and improve water quality.

Size Range:

1.5" to 6" at the largest

Flavor and Texture:

Complex layers of crisp, sweet melon, salt, minerals and cream

Cooking Tips:

On the half shell, or raw, steam, stuff, poach, fry