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Jul 20, 2008 08:35 PM

Scallops in/on shell with roe

Anyone know where to find them? When I used to live in Hong Kong they were one of my favorite things. I once found some frozen at Fish King. But I'd love to find fresh ones.

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  1. I have seen entire fresh scallops, in the shell, with roe attached at 99 Ranch Markets in the past. However, if I am not mistaken, peak scallop roe season is over.

    It would be nice to find an itame serving scallop roe sushi in the LA area. It may be one of my favorite sushi items...definitely top 5.

    In general, it's a bit tough to find. Here's a Manhattan thread talking about scallop roe and how hard it is to come by these delicious gems (half-way down)

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    1. re: Porthos

      there are guys who come in from Carlsbad to the Wednesday Santa Monica market. Sometimes they have whole scallops in shell with roe.

      1. re: Jerome

        They also come to the Hollywood Farmer's Market and usually have whole scallops. They are a little bit on the small size though. You have to open them yourself.

    2. I don't remember seeing any there, but if you get desperate, you could give Seafood Paradise a call.

      Seafood Paradise Market
      8955 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA

      1. also call "quality seafood" in redondo beach.
        they might have some.

        1. call quality seafood in redondo beach. they might have some.

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          1. re: Jerome

            Quality does have a large selection, 310-316-8782