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where to find fresh oysters in edmonton?

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who sells good fresh oysters in Edmonton? not looking for a restaurant but for eating at home

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  1. Try one of the seafood shops. Last time I bought fresh oysters, it was from Billingsgate.

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    1. re: raidar

      yes i have tried Billingsgate was just wondering if i was missing some great little shop somewhere. thanks!

      1. re: albertamann

        T & T and Superstore. SS often has Malpeques.

        1. re: Scary Bill

          Be careful at Superstore. I've bought seafood from there that was completely rotten (couldn't tell until I got home because it was mussels packaged in a mesh bag). Oysters should be better because you can pick ones that look good. Also, the seafood department often smells really bad, which I take as a bad sign.

          1. re: Scary Bill

            but at superstore i thought they just had big beach oysters, do they actually label them as malpeques or do you have to ask??

            1. re: albertamann

              They are labeled.

              Also I have never had bad seafood from Superstore. The staff at the one I go to (in Calgary) will also tell you what day the product arrived.

              As well, to help you with your selecting:

              http://www.ehow.com/how_7442504_tell-...

              It can be difficult to tell from looking at an oyster if it is bad, you often do not know until you shuck it. That is why you will see shuckers in restaurants sometimes light a match after opening a bad oyster-to burn off the rancid aroma.

              1. re: Scary Bill

                :It can be difficult to tell from looking at an oyster if it is bad, you often do not know until you shuck it."
                Well not by looking but if you hold the oyster up to your nose (far side of the hinge, and where the two shells meet) you can usually tell if it's bad, even if it's closed because you get a whiff of low tide (sewer).