A flat oyster is round and owes its name to its flat upper shell. This oyster is the only real European oyster or rather the only native oyster of our region. A flat oyster only grows in the best and most nutritious places and demands a lot of work, expertise and patience from the farmer. It matures over four years. A flat oyster is a rare delicacy.
|product category||Fresh oysters|
|Grading||1/0 (fine) 2/0 (fine), 3/0 (fine), 4/0 (middel), 5/0 (middel), 6/0 (groot), 6/0 S (extra groot)|
|Availability||September to May|
|Foreign names||Zeeuwse platte oester, Huître plate de Zélande, Flache Austern|
|Usage / taste||
The flat oyster is a true delicacy and is generally eaten raw. The oyster is silty with a delicate and fine flavour. Many add a little fresh pepper and lime to a raw oyster. The oyster simply doesn't need any more.
|sorting / packing||
1/0 (fine) 12 oysters (wooden basket)
2/0 (fine) 25 oysters (wooden basket)
3/0 (fine) 50 oysters (wooden basket)
6/0 S (extra large)
- Basic recipe oysters
- Oysters with soy sauce, coriander and lime
- Oysters on marsh samphire in a piquant vinaigrette
- Flat oyster with 2 types of vinaigrette