If the world is your oyster, make sure to cleave it evenly around its equator to ensure that none of its molten juices leak out before you drink the whole of Eurasia. Fine-tune your earthbound shucking skills with today's Groupon: for $44, you get 48 fresh oysters delivered to your home or office from Hood Canal Seafood (a $93 value).
In the clean, crystal-clear waters of the Hood Canal fjord, by the shores of scenic Seabeck, stands a unique family farm, from which hankering shucksters and seafood fanatics can receive oysters any time of year. Typically, oysters acquired at stores and restaurants are a quality crapshoot, like getting pistachios that won’t crack or being gifted clothes from colorblind relatives. At Hood Canal Seafood, the mystery of anxious oyster anticipation is relieved by the knowledge that behind every oceany slurpful is a family of mollusk miners with six years of farming experience. Grown in the clear fresh- and saltwater estuary, the 48 small Tekiu Point oysters, each 3.5 to 4.5 inches long, are harnessed from the sandy beach and packaged the same day. After a quick postal jaunt, the barnacled pearl purses arrive on the platters of eager half-shell enthusiasts within two days, allowing diners to re-create The Pearl in the comfort of their own living room. Shipping within the state of California or any of the bordering states is included with this Groupon.