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Peconic Bay Scallops

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JohnCee Dec 1, 2008 11:42 AM

Looking for a place in NYC that sells them
I have not had them yet this year
I know someone who bought them on the North fork for $22.00 per pound
Has anybody had them yet

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    2dogs2 Dec 1, 2008 01:52 PM

    Had them and they were great. Got them out east. Grace's market place had them but now they have the one's from Nantucket. I think you might of missed the train. Sorry

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      EricMM Dec 1, 2008 03:40 PM

      I got them at Braun's in Cutchogue this past weekend....$22/lb....which is actually cheaper than they have been in a few years. They were superb!!! And much larger than usual. I rarely see Peconic's in NYC supermarkets...only Nantucket's...Citarella should have them...but they will cost way more than $22..........................

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        roxlet Dec 2, 2008 04:04 AM

        I remember getting them in Braun's about 15 years ago after the brown tides had subsided long enough for the scallops to return. Talk about a memorable meal! They were the most delicious scallops I have ever had -- by a long shot! Were they fresh or frozen?

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          EricMM Dec 3, 2008 02:23 PM

          They were fresh! I could have eaten an entire container raw.....but I only had a few...cooked up the rest for the family. I did see a lot of scallops this spring and fall while fishing in Cutchogue...hopefully more next year.....

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            roxlet Dec 3, 2008 03:50 PM

            Oh yum! I'm so sorry to miss out on them this year. No way I can get out to Cutchogue before Xmas!

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      chefstu Dec 1, 2008 06:26 PM

      Sorry, but my Fish man in Fulton told me today that Peconic Bays are done for the year.

      1. Fred19 Dec 3, 2008 04:55 AM

        Tweed's Restaurant in Riverhead, NY sometimes puts out a blackboard offering Peconic Bay scallops. When I asked the man posting the board if they were fresh, he said that the owner, Ed Tuccio just caught them in the morning in the bay.

        ~Fred19

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          chefstu Dec 7, 2008 10:10 AM

          Cool! I would assume that the season is closed for commercial harvesting, maybe not for non-commercial.
          The next best thing is Real Cape or Nantucket Bay Scallops. Sweet like candy, Expensive, but maybe the best scallop around.
          I'd love to do a taste test with Peconics, Capes and Niantic Bays. That would truly scallop heaven.

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          howund09 Dec 3, 2008 04:45 PM

          Ask your local fish guy to pick up Taylor Bay Scallops from the market. While not quite the same they are sold fresh live in the shell and they are identical to Peconics except they are cultured in Mass. and available most of the year.

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