pousse en claire oysters hong kong

Pousses en Claire – Red Label

589.00 $

Red Label «Pousse en Claire» is an exceptional product of which the oyster farmers are particularly proud. For a long time these oysters were only sold to certain privileged clients. Today this top-of-the-range oyster, the spearhead of the Marennes Oléron industry, is produced by a few specialised professionals. Cultured at a very low density (maximum five animals per square metre) in the claire where it stays for four to eight months, it grows forming characteristic coruscated growth lines on its shell. During its time in the claire the oyster produces a firm, abundant flesh with the notable flavour of the region, long on the palate. Studies of the flavour of these oysters have revealed the sensory structure of the taste and recognise it as the archetype of the Marennes Oléron range. This is the oyster for grand occasions.

 

Method of production
Cultured in claires for a minimum of four months, five animals per m2 maximum. Seasonal sale only, special preparation and packaging

Certification IGP

All Marennes Oléron oysters are: :

  • Cultured on the French Atlantic coast
  • Finished or cultured in claire ponds in the Marennes Oléron basin
  • Certified by an independent inspector
  • Quality controlled by the quality service and independent inspector

 

 

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Product Description

All our oysters are presented in their original packaging. We don’t propose any extra service to open them.

How many oysters and which size should I get?

From 6 to 8 oysters per person, as starter
From 12 to 145 oysters as a main dish with additional sides
From 18 to 30 oysters per person as a main dish whithout additional sides

The size depends of your own tastes. Howevern European people are more likely to eat size N°3 (the favourite one of Christmas and New Year) while Asian people will go for bigger size.

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How to serve and an oyster?

Start by sorting through your oysters, they all should be tightly closed. Those that are open and will not close when tapped on a hard surface need to be discarded. Open them following the following video tutorials. Remove the first water juice just after the opening which is only composed of sea water. The oyster will recreate a second one much more flavourful.  Serve the oysters immediately. Putting them on ice bed would hide some flavours.

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From the back