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May 10, 2008 09:11 AM

Live Scallops In LA

Hey guys,

I sometimes buy the live scallops from the Carlsbad Aquafarm that comes to the SM farmers market, but they only have the small scallops (about the size of a silver dollar). Im looking for the big guys though. I have seen them in the past at 99 Ranch in Monterrey Park, but havent seen them in ages now. Does anyone know where i can get live, big scallops? mmmmm.

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  1. Axiously awaiting some expertise in this matter, too. I've been keeping an eye out for them and I have come up empty. I don't want to wake up at 4 am to get to the downtown fishmongers if I can avoid it.

    1. From what I understand those "big" diver scallops come mainly from the North Atlantic and live scallops last only 5 days....not like clams or oysters.

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      1. re: monku

        Thanks! Quite informative but a little bit of a bummer.

        You wouldn't happen to know of a good source for STP-free diver scallops would you?

        1. re: Frommtron

          I'm guessing but maybe Whole Foods?

      2. I'm guessing Chinese... I have seen them somewhere before in tanks while having a meal in SGV - just can't remember where... maybe Sea Harbour?