Flown in for our most discerning customers, these Live Sea Scallops make for a dramatic presentation and have an unforgettable taste and texture.
The largest of all sea scallops, the Weathervane has a shell diameter of up to 8+ inches and is found only in the Northern Pacific. They have a sweet delicate briny flavor and ivory to pinkish-white color meat. They are capable of evading predators by ejecting a jet stream of water from their shell and "swimming" up to 20 feet at a time.
These small scallops from the Pacific Northwest are approximately 3 inches in diameter, with a more briny, less sweet flavor than eastern scallops. It is possible to eat the entire animal, not just the abductor muscle. They are sometimes called "scooters" because of the way they snap their shell shut and "scoot" across the ocean floor.
With the exception of our Wet and Bay scallops, all of our scallops are Dry. This means they have not been injected with a watery brine preservative, and are therefore superior for searing. These scallops are plump, sweet and delicious.
Many soups, stews and heavily sauced recipes--that don't require browning--are just as good with these less expensive scallops. Their shelf life is considerably longer than Dry scallops, and range in size from Bays to U-10s.
Found off the coasts of Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard, these Bay Scallops are very expensive, very sweet and always sold dry.