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How long can we keep fresh oysters

We bought fresh oysters that were picked Monday the 23rd of November and we would like to serve them as an appetizer on December 27th, will they still be good? We heard we can keep them for 6 weeks.

Sylvie

asked by SYLVIE HACHEY about 1 year ago
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Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

added about 1 year ago

Packed correctly (on ice, not submerged in water), and pulled right from the ocean, you should be able to keep them about a week. I haven't heard the 6 weeks quote, but I'd suggest calling the place you bought them and asking their rules of thumb!

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added about 1 year ago

Do you think we can freeze them? They were picked by a friend, not from a fish market. He says that we can keep them for up to six weeks but I wonder if he's right?

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added about 1 year ago

Thank you for your help, i appreciate it. I live, in New-Brunswick, Canada. I will contact them by email and see what happens.