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Live Scallops In LA

carln May 10, 2008 09:11 AM

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. Frommtron RE: carln May 10, 2008 11:10 AM

    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. monku RE: carln May 11, 2008 12:23 AM

      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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        Frommtron RE: monku May 11, 2008 10:17 AM

        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?

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          monku RE: Frommtron May 11, 2008 02:27 PM

          I'm guessing but maybe Whole Foods?

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        bulavinaka RE: carln May 11, 2008 06:16 PM

        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?

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