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Oyster

Oyster

With many varieties to choose from, your IGA seafood department has oysters for every occasion!

Oyster party essentials

At IGA, we have all your oyster party essentials, even crates of 100 oysters. Ask your IGA fish and seafood specialist about the latest arrivals and get some tips on how to organize your oyster bash for guaranteed success!

Ordering Oysters?

Knowing your guests’ appetites can really come in handy!

When in doubt, follow these guidelines:

  • 6 to 8 oysters per person as an appetizer
  • About 12 oysters per person as a main course with side dishes
  • 18 to 30 oysters per person if you’re not serving side dishes

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How to open them

Ricardo's tips: Opening Oysters | Oysters party, Chef technique

5 tips for preparing your own seafood platter:

  • You’ll need a large platter, nutcrackers, shellfish forks, and finger bowls. 
  • Sprinkle coarse salt onto the platter. 
  • Arrange seafood nicely over top. 
  • Cook shellfish 3 hours before the meal, but open the shells just immediately before serving. 
  • Garnish with lemon wedges, a small bowl of melted butter, and Tabasco® sauce.

Reinvent the oyster!

Our varieties

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BEAUSOLEIL

Delicate flesh. Mild, slightly salty taste.

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CARAQUET CHOICE

Abundant flesh. Mild, salty taste.

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COOKE’S COCKTAIL

Abundant flesh. Mild, salty taste.

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TRÉSOR DU LARGE

Abundant flesh. Mild, salty taste.

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MALPÈQUE

Abundant flesh. Mild, slightly fruity taste.

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LUCKY LIME

Abundant flesh. Mild, sweet and savoury taste.

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RASPBERRY POINT

Abundant flesh. Pronounced, slightly sweet taste.

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SOUTH LAKE

Abundant flesh. Pronounced, salty taste.