We all love seafood and shellfish is one dominant part of that.
Denmark may be lesser known for producing oysters, but in fact some of the best and most delicate free living oysters lives here. More specific in Limfjorden, the fjord that cuts northern Jutland in half.
The “Limfjords Oyster” ( ostrea edulis ) is protected and cared for in special ways to ensure it will not meet its extinction. Therefore, each year, the city in the middle of the Limfjord, Nykøbing Mors, celebrate the opening of the short season for harvesting these delicious species.
The event is called “Østers og Muslinge Premiere 2016” ( https://www.facebook.com/oesterspremiere/timeline )
At the same time, also the fantastic blue mussels from Limfjorden takes the stage. Special for these mussels are that they are grown on lines and thus is far more easy to clean. And for many dishes a more delicate size. But most important is, they are MSC certified for sustainable seafood ( https://www.msc.org/ )
This year it’s October 15th. Better mark the day in your calendar to maybe pay a visit.
At the event we will see the Danish championship for oyster shucking and the championsship for Champagne sabering.
And not to forget visitors can taste a range of oyster and mussel dishes prepared by 6 different teams of cooks and food enthusiasts from around Denmark.
XOTC is happy to again have been selected as one of the 6 teams and we will on this day produce 400 tasting dishes of two of our favored oyster and mussel recipes.