This kit is a great way to get started with oysters at home. We’ve included everything you need.
Cocktail oysters are the smallest sized oyster we sell and they are tumbled to have a heavy, round shell for easy shucking. The peat moss of Foxley River lends to the flavour profile of these oysters. We include 24 beautiful PEI cocktail oysters in this kit. A great number of oysters to get you started shucking at home.
The Banjo shucking knife is designed by Canadian Shucking Champion, Jason Woodside and was created to make oyster shucking safer and easier. The handle fits comfortably in your hand and offers maximum control while applying the pushing and twisting actions needed to shuck live oysters. With Jason’s years of knowledge in the oyster industry he put together The Banjo Book – A Guide to Serving Oysters, which we also include in our Starter Kit. This book covers just about everything you need to know about oysters to start your journey. From the anatomy of oysters, how to shuck and store oysters to serving and cooking.
We’re rounding out this kit with locally made hot sauce from Maritime Madness to spice up your oyster experience. We’ll send you one of our favourite flavours in a 275 ml bottle. So you’ll have PEI hot sauce long after your oysters are gone.
Still intimidated? You got this! Just remember practice makes perfect and starting off you’ll inevitably have some mangled looking oysters. It’s ok! The greats aren’t great because of raw shucking talent, the greats are great because they shuck a lot. For first time shucking we call shucked oysters and no injuries a resounding success. You can do it!