AKA Plate Belon or Plate Oyster, is a large flat oyster. These live oysters cannot come any fresher.
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European flat oyster - Ostrea edulis
Origin : France
Nutritional information (per 100g portion)
Kcal : 80.0000
Protein (g) : 9.5
Carbohydrate (g) : 6
Fat (g) : 2.3
Cholesterol (mg) : 47
Sodium (mg) : 106
The Parcs Saint Kerber company in Cancale, France, have for many generations been farming oysters, combining the use of modern technology & methods since 1930. The farmed oysters are harvested year round.
Noted for taste of iodine as well as its firm flesh, light, nutty and slightly acidic flavour.
Keep alive till ready to serve. Keep in the shell with cup side down to retain moisture (damp cloth covering them). Keep chilled (but not in ice or water). Best to eat as soon as possible.
To best savor the flavour, enjoy “au naturel”, slurping the oyster meat and liquid “right from the shell”. Serve the oysters raw on bottom shell (top shell removed) on bed of ice with slice of lemon or vinegar seasoning or Tabasco sauce. Have a small fork to detach the meat if necessary. Cooked option include oyster Kilpatrick and oyster mornay.