Feb 2014 Newsletter - Oyster Availability in Winter; Pangea Pearls Round-Up; and Srircha Snow Recipe
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Did you know there is scientific evidence that oysters are aphrodisiacs?
Casanova used to eat 50 oysters for breakfast...

What "NA-ICE" Really Means...

Around this time of year, customers tend to see more "NA-ICE" on our price lists. It's clearly an indication that product is not available, but we wanted to provide a firsthand look at what it really looks like (and what it really takes) to harvest shellfish in the winter.

See photos of ice fishing in action and hear Ben talk about winter on the Standish Shore farm. Take a minute to leave a comment and thank our shellfish fishermen who brave cold winds and freezing temperatures.
 
Learn More About Winter Harvesting

Pangea Pearls Round-Up

Some of our customers have been asking how the Pangea Pearls compare to our Standish Shore Oysters. Here's a quick summary to help!
From left to right: Pangea Pearl, Standish Shore Petite, and Standish Shore Select
What's the Difference?
  • Appearance and Sizing: As you can see above, the Pangea Pearls are the smallest oysters from our farm. They're about 2.25 inches and have deep cups. Shells are more fluted.
     
  • Growth Method: They are tumbled often, which promotes their deep cups to resemble the Kumamotos. Cultivated and graded with extreme care.
     
  • Taste: Although they have similar flavor profiles to our regular Standish Shore, the flavor is more delicate as the oyster meats are younger, crisp, and clean.
     
  • Packaging: Every oyster is hand-packed in a 100 ct. wooden box.
Best Way to Describe a Pangea Pearl?
A delicate, sweet and salty treat from the Atlantic.

You can find full Oysterology details here.

Sriracha Snow Recipe

Yes! You read right, SRIRACHA!
This creative recipe is from PJ Engel @waiteratlarge, and he has some other cool recipes up his sleeves (ask him about squid ink). February is the perfect time for snow, so grab some from your front yard (optional) and put them on your oysters!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 - 5 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
Directions

Reduce orange juice by half and stir in Sriracha and orange zest to combine. Freeze the mixture solid, and run through snow cone machine. Top on oysters.
Photo and recipe courtesy of PJ Engel @waiteratlarge
To all of our chefs and oyster aficionados, if you have a recipe to share, please email connie@pangeashellfish.com, and it will be featured in our newsletter! In addition to the recipe, please include a photo of yourself and a sentence about your recipe.
UPDATES

• Please note that Pangea will have different operating hours during the Winter season. Hours as follows:

Mon and Fri:
6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tues thru Thurs:
6 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sat (Pick up only):
7 a.m. - 10 a.m.


We will always take add-ons if we are still in the office.
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• Due to extreme cold weather and icing, please check availability before placing an order. We appreciate your understanding as our farms and suppliers weather through these temperatures.
Featured News

Lately, oyster poaching has been making headlines:

• Last summer, $40,000 worth of oysters and equipment were stolen from the East Dennis area in Cape Cod, MA. Authorities have identified a culprit, but the person's name has not been released yet.

• In January, 188 bushels of oysters were poached from the Chesapeake Bay. All but one bushel was undersized. It took 17 officers and 7 hours to measure thousands of oysters by hand.
Feb '14 Photo of the Month
FISH Restaurant in Marlboro, MA serves $1 oysters every Sunday! What a perfect way to spend the day with Pangea oysters and a good beer on tap!

@FishMarlboroMA
www.eatatfish.com
We want to hear from you!

Feel free to provide feedback, submit photos or recipes, and tweet at us. If you have tips, we want to hear them! We want to ensure that our newsletter content stays relevant and meets your needs.
 
Let us know if there are topics you would like to see, and we will do our best to cover them.

For product photos or other media inquiries, please contact Connie Lu at connie@pangeashellfish.com.
May oysters be a part of your romantic endeavors this month!


Cheers and #eatmoreoysters,

Pangea Shellfish
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