For any occasion


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

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.

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