Frozen Northern Gulf of Maine Scallops

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 About the taste:

If you haven't tried Downeast Dayboat scallops, you don't know what scallops are SUPPOSED to taste like.

Other scallops, even those labeled "dry", have unnaturally high water content because they're stored in freshwater ice, which melts and is absorbed by the scallops.  Since you buy by the pound, that means you're paying MORE money for LESS scallop. And by the way, this goes for supposedly "dry" scallops too.

Downeast Dayboat scallops are different: they're 100% pure scallop with NO added water. The flavor will amaze you, but so will the silky, buttery texture.  Try them raw - it will change your world.  Seriously.

Scallops have different flavors and textures, just like oysters do.  But you wouldn't know that if all you've ever tried are generic waterlogged scallops from the offshore fishery.  These scallops were caught on Stellwagen Bank in the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area.  The Stellwagen variety is one of Togue's favorites (along with Gouldsboro, Green Island and a few others). It's very mild and sweet, and the texture is quite firm, even when frozen.

These scallops are shipped FROZEN and we're shipping with gel packs for the June shipment, not with dry ice.  So they will likely at least partially defrost in transit (if you're in a warmer climate, they will certainly defrost at least partially in transit).  We don't recommend re-freezing, so please order only what you can eat within a few days and be sure to follow the thawing instructions on the package.

Why you'll love them

Because they're the best scallops you can get anywhere.  Period.  Although freezing changes the texture slightly (it makes them a little softer), they're still absolutely delicious.

One pound of scallops will serve 2-4, depending on how you use them.  If you're serving a simple recipe like crunchy honey buttered scallops, you'll want to serve around half a pound per person.  For scallop rolls, you'll want about a quarter pound per roll. For pasta dishes, you'll want to plan on about a third of a pound per person.

If you're serving the Thai Scallop Crudo appetizer, one pound will make a lovely tasting for 8 people.


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