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Fat Bellies (EC)
Crystal Coast Oysters

$90.00

This includes:

  • 36 Fat Bellies oysters
  • 1 Oyster Bag
  • FedEx Express delivery INCLUDED

Oyster selection subject to availability

Size

Cocktail (2.5″ – 3″)

Flavor Profile

Flavor Varietal
Neutral Varietal
Complex Notes

The width and depth of an oyster’s flavor. Lean oysters from cold water are usually lower in minerality allowing you to taste multiple flavor notes in each oyster.

Neutral: Cucumber
Complex: Paella/Salsa/Papaya/Beets/Tomato sauce

Brine
Fresh Water
Ocean Water

Fat Bellies: ~35 ppt (parts salt to every 1000 parts water)

You are what you eat. As filters, oysters assume the salinity of its home. Some oysters grow in a river mouth or estuary reducing the brine you taste. The brine of an oyster can change with the tides, storms, and season. Brine is measured in ppt, the number of parts salt to every 1,000 parts water.

Fresh Water: 0 ppt
Ocean Water: ~35 ppt

Sweetness
Peanut Butter Cup
Potato Chip

Do you prefer sweet or savory? Some oysters have a higher level of oyster “fat” or “butteriness” which masks the brine and causes them to be sweeter than others. Most “sweet” oysters still have a hint of savory like a salty filling of a peanut butter cup.

Sweet: Peanut butter cup
Savory: Potato chips

Meat
Lean
Plump

Oysters range between lean and plump. Some oyster species naturally grow deeper cups with meat that is plump and fatty (the healthy kind!). Other oysters grow flatter cups with meat that is leaner and crisper.

Lean: Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Plump: Pacific oyster (Crassostrea giga)

Crystal Coast Oysters
Morehead City, NC
Farmers: James “Kyle” Frey, Phillip Lannon

Farmer's Notes

Species: Crassostrea virginica (Eastern)

Grow-out Method: Constantly tumbled bottom cages on an intertidal sandbar

Description: Fat Bellies are the result of hard work and the farmers’ love for being on the water. The care the farmers put into these oysters produces sweet and salty flavors with notes of cucumber and melon – the perfect balance for a sustainable protein.

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