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San Diego -- where to buy scallops?

fauteuil Apr 23, 2008 02:14 PM

I have a hankering for coquilles st.-jacques but have never made it myself. Any recs for buying scallops? The bf works downtown/Pt Loma and I'm in La Jolla so somewhere we could stop on our way home in south easterly directions would be great.

  1. geekyfoodie Apr 23, 2008 02:49 PM

    Believe it or not, I'd say Costco or Ranch 99. Costco has a seafood display on weekends. Ranch 99 has them all week.

    There's talk of Point Loma Seafood on this board, but I've never been, so I'll suggest a search of the board for other POVs about it.

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    1. re: geekyfoodie
      Ewilensky Apr 23, 2008 03:03 PM

      Whole Foods Hillcrest had some HUGE diver scallops last Saturday. I didn't by tany (was getting some mussels for the grill) but they caught my attention.

      Point Loma Seafood is always a safe bet.

      El Pescador in La Jolla is good.

      Catalina Offshore Products is worth a visit.

      There's also that fish market on India St. that for some reason I'm drawing a blank on...

    2. foodiechick Apr 23, 2008 02:57 PM

      BF could stop by Point Loma Seafood.

      You can swing by El Pescador on Pearl street in La Jolla. Very reliable seafood source.

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        cstr Apr 23, 2008 03:30 PM

        Costco on Morena usually has large sea scallops, they taste excellent and are reasonable.

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          Beach Chick Apr 23, 2008 03:32 PM

          Great looking scallops at Costco the other day..around 12 of them for around $10 bucks.
          Sometimes just getting into PLS is such a hassle and they are pricey too.
          El Pescador is one of my fav's for the fish sandwiches but I have never bought fish from my local surfer guys..

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          1. re: Beach Chick
            keena Apr 23, 2008 05:20 PM

            I get all my fish from El Pescador and have never gotten anything that wasn't excellent. The cute surfers are a bonus attraction! I like PLSF too--bigger selection but more pricey and hard to find a parking space sometimes.

            1. re: keena
              Beach Chick Apr 24, 2008 12:48 PM

              Known a lot of them since they were to young to work but support them in their surf endeavors..most of them surf for Rusty.
              They have great seafood and instead of hauling my butt over to Costco, since I can save the money in gas to go a couple of blocks.

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            fauteuil Apr 24, 2008 12:37 PM

            Thanks for the replies! BF ended up working too late for Point Loma Seafood, so he got the diver scallops geekyfoodie saw in WF in Hillcrest. He got about a pound for $27.50, so I was paranoid I'd screw them up, but it came out perfectly. (ps Tony Bourdain's Coquille St Jacques recipe rocks!)

            I'll definately try El Pescador next time I want seafood and it's not rush hour. Thanks again!

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            1. re: fauteuil
              geekyfoodie Apr 24, 2008 12:43 PM

              Glad you found them and the recipe worked! One little correction though... Ewilensky's the one who saw them at WF. ;)

              1. re: geekyfoodie
                Ewilensky Apr 24, 2008 02:22 PM

                Yes, but somehow she knows I'm a geek as well ;-)

                1. re: geekyfoodie
                  fauteuil Apr 24, 2008 02:37 PM

                  Sorry! for some reason I always get confused whether the author of the post is the name above or the one below.

                2. re: fauteuil
                  DougOLis Apr 25, 2008 11:29 AM

                  What did you serve along with the Coquille St. Jacques?

                  What traditionally goes well with that? Mac-N-Cheese? Risotto? Or are those too heavy? Mashed Potatoes? Butternut Squash?

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                  sds Apr 24, 2008 12:48 PM

                  Blue Water Grill on India Street, but also Bay Park Fish Co off Morena Blvd (near Siesel's). I've heard good things about Catalina off shore, but have never purchased from there..

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                  1. re: sds
                    nutrition Apr 30, 2008 02:05 AM

                    I really enjoy preparing the large scallops from Costco on the weekends at very reaonable prices. They can be highly recommended!

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