Maori Name: Tio
Family: Bluff oysters, also known as dredge oysters, belong to the Ostreidae family (oysters).
Bluff Oysters In Season - 2nds
Bluff oyster flesh has shades of white, grey, gold and black. The meat is delicate and succulent, with a medium oil content. They are arguably best eaten fresh, raw and straight from the shell; however, they can also be baked, barbequed, fried, poached, smoked, steamed, or used in a soup/chowder.