As we approach the festive season, there's no better way to celebrate Christmas in Australia than with a plate of fresh oysters. At Australia's Oyster Coast, we understand the magic of nature that goes into cultivating the finest oysters, and we're here to guide you through the best Australian summer oysters to savour this Christmas.
Australia's Oyster Coast is home to three delicious oyster species, each with its unique flavour profile. As we gather with loved ones to celebrate Christmas, let's explore these three premium oyster species that will add a touch of coastal charm to your festive feast.
What are the best Australian Oysters this Christmas?
Join us in discovering the best Australian summer oysters to savour this Christmas and how to make your festive season a truly Australian seafood extravaganza.
The Rock Oyster, also known as the Sydney Rock Oyster, is a true Australian treasure. With its distinct flavour and incredible merroir, these oysters embody the essence of our pristine coastal waters. They are renowned for their long-lasting aftertaste and five distinctive flavour profiles: Sweetness, Creaminess, Brininess, Minerality and Umami. The Rock Oyster embodies where it is grown and are perfect for those who appreciate the true essence of Australia's oyster culture - their merroir reflects the very heart of our land and sea. Enjoy your summer Sydney Rock Oysters fresh with a squeeze of lemon or with a simple mignonette for a refreshing start to your Christmas meal.
Pacific Oysters, popular for their briny and crisp flavour, are another fantastic choice for your Aussie Christmas celebration. These oysters thrive in the clean, cool waters of Australia's southern coast, making them a delightful addition to your festive seafood platter. With their clean, crisp taste and plump, juicy meat, Pacific Oysters are a delightful addition to any Christmas seafood platter. Their appeal lies in their ability to pair well with various accompaniments, from cooked to a zesty mignonette.
Angasi Oysters are a must-try if you can get them. The Angasi, also known as the native flat oyster, are rare and hard to find. They have a rich, complex flavour that reflects the pristine estuaries where they are cultivated. With their distinct, earthy notes and robust texture, Angasi oysters are a unique culinary experience that captures the essence of our coastal landscapes. The season for Angasi oysters is short – from May to October/November – so unfortunately, they won’t feature on your festive menu.
Elevate your Christmas feast with our Appellation Oysters, the crème de la crème of Rock oysters from Australia's Oyster Coast. These hand-graded Rock Oysters represent the pinnacle of our commitment to quality. Each Appellation oyster is carefully selected, ensuring that only the very best make the cut. When you choose Appellation Oysters, you're choosing an unparalleled oyster experience that transcends the ordinary.
Celebrating Christmas the Aussie Way
Here are some tips on how to embrace the festive season with oysters and seafood, and celebrate in true Aussie style:
Outdoor BBQ with Pacific Oysters:
Fire up the barbie (barbecue) and grill your oysters with a hint of lemon and butter. It's a quintessential Aussie way to savour these treasures. Pacific oysters recommended for this.
Beach Picnic with freshly shucked Rock Oysters:
Take your oysters to the beach for a casual picnic. Enjoy the sun, surf, and the salty breeze as you indulge in nature's bounty. Rock Oysters freshly shucked and served with a squeeze of lemon recommended for this.
Seafood Platter with Pacific and Rock Oysters:
Create a sumptuous seafood platter featuring oysters, prawns, crabs, and other local delights. Share it with family and friends for a true Aussie Christmas feast.
Appellation Oysters Paired with Premium Chilled Wine:
Pair your Appellation oysters with a premium crisp, Australian white wine or method traditional sparkling wine. It's the perfect way to complement their flavours.
The best Australian Rock and Pacific oysters available this Christmas
This Christmas, enjoy the best quality Australian summer oysters from Australia’s Oyster Coast. Here's to a joyful, flavourful, and uniquely Aussie Christmas filled with the magic of Australian oysters – the unsung heroes of the sea.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a seafood-filled holiday season!