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where to find fresh oysters in edmonton?

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albertamann Aug 17, 2011 09:03 AM

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

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  1. raidar RE: albertamann Aug 17, 2011 05:39 PM

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

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      albertamann RE: raidar Aug 18, 2011 09:41 AM

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

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        Scary Bill RE: albertamann Aug 18, 2011 11:25 AM

        T & T and Superstore. SS often has Malpeques.

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          CulinaryRD RE: Scary Bill Aug 18, 2011 01:24 PM

          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.

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            albertamann RE: Scary Bill Aug 18, 2011 02:48 PM

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

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              Scary Bill RE: albertamann Aug 19, 2011 09:13 AM

              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.

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                hsk RE: Scary Bill Aug 19, 2011 07:13 PM

                :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).

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