Live in-shell scallops?
- robertb Aug 17, 2009 03:50 AM
Can anyone point me in the direction of a place that sells live, in-shell scallops? I'd love to find some sea scallops, though in-shell bay-scallops, pink scallops, or other varieties would be okay too. None of my searches came up with anything.
And while on the subject, what about langoustines (or similar large prawn-y creatures)? I don't think I've ever seen fresh langoustines around here.
I live in Palo Alto, though I'm willing to drive if necessary. Thanks in advance!
I don't think I've ever seen in-shell scallops in the Bay Area...if there are any, they would be prohibitive. I doubt any sea food vendor would risk it. I used to be able to get real scampi from A. Romeo Fish in SF, but I think they have been out of busuness for yesrs. Might try some wharf wholesalers. The scampi were frozen (from the Adriatic) but were sweet. You are not going to find much fresh shellfish in this area.
Thanks for the tips. I remember seeing live scallops at the Ferry Building last year. That's the last time I can recall. I emailed ABS, so we'll see if they can point me in the right direction.