The Art of Perfectly Preserving Oysters at Home

The art of perfectly preserving oysters at home:  The first and most important thing is the temperature/humidity relationship. Oysters should be stored between 4°C and 8°C (39°F and 46°F), the temperature of our refrigerators, but they need to be hydrated with a bed of crushed ice to maintain the moisture they need. The dry cold of the fridge would dehydrate them so much that they could die.

Remember that the oyster is alive, so we should never freeze it.

The second aspect is the position in which they are placed. We should always store oysters at home with the concave shell facing down, so they can retain water inside and arrive at our table in optimal condition, with all their flavor and texture.

The best container is the original box in which we or the suppliers send them home. We have designed this box made of poplar wood and chestnut shavings that retain large volumes of moisture and drain excess liquid if necessary. And we complete it with thermo-intelligent paper that preserves the right temperature.

To optimize the preservation of Amélie oysters, in case we open the box, we must close it again with a rubber band and its lid, and place a weight on top to apply pressure.

By following these simple tips, preserving oysters at home is easy and we can keep oysters up to 10 days.  This way, we can plan our purchases in advance and ensure that we serve our guests the best oysters in the best conditions.


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