Amity Seafood Products & Experiences
The oysters used are wild ‘Pacific oysters’ or ‘Rock oysters’ from the Fal estuary, a non-native species that needs to be controlled and tastes amazing! Only use oysters that have been purified properly by a licenced oyster merchant. The oysters used in this recipe came from Cornish Shellfish Limited. This recipe is brought to you by Katy Davidson the ‘Oyster lady’ and owner of Amity seafood, Newquay.
Truro river and Fal Estuary
Sustainably harvested using lightweight dredges that are towed by traditional sail boats and rowing boats. The unique management of this fishery has resulted in a sustainable harvesting regime that has kept stocks healthy for 150 years.
Hand collection of feral oysters is one method to keep wild populations of this non native species under control. Wild oysters are much more variable in shape and can be very large. They must be depurated before consumption.
Farmed on the shore in semi rigid plastic mesh cages. Rating is provided using the MSC aquaculture ratings methodology.
Live oysters are mainly served raw. All you need is a knife, a bottle of good wine, and a little lemon or tobasco and away you go!