Oysters are a favorite of food lovers worldwide and can be eaten raw or cooked. However they are prepared, oysters are popular for their delicate, nutty flavour and briny tang.
Oysters are edible, bivalve shellfish having an irregularly shaped shell. Like fish, shellfish contributes to good health, providing essential vitamins and minerals. Oysters are low in calories and saturated fats, contain omega-3 fatty acids and are excellent sources of protein.
Native Oysters are found in Washington State and British Columbia at about the three-foot tide level, usually where some fresh water comes into the salt water.
At Barb’s we serve fresh local oysters from the world-famous Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island. We have yet to find a pearl in our oysters, but they do make a jewel of a meal!