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Looking for smoked scallops in Toronto

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I was looking for a recipe for cauliflower soup and I found one in the latest Eric Ripert cookbook that called for smoked scallops. Has anyone seen these in Toronto? I looked at the St Lawrence Market but didn't see any around.

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  1. I used to get them from Pisces, a fish shop on Yonge in Rosedale. That was a few years ago, before it was bought out by Mike's Fish. To be honest, they were very dry. I would suggest you look up some recipes on hot smoking with wood chips in your oven. That way you could control how you want them. When a scallop is fully cooked through, it loses moisture and texture quickly.

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    1. re: Snarf

      True, doing it yourself is usually the best way. I wonder if you can just smoke them until they're medium rare?

      1. re: chefhound

        you could, yes. it will just limit how much smoke has penetrated. not sure if you've smoked items yourself before, but the idea would be to also include a metal container of cold water to help lower the temperature in the vessel.

        1. re: chefhound

          I think smoking scallops yourself will be reeeeaaaallly difficult. You might call Diana's Seafood to see if they carry them.

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          Diana's Seafood
          2101 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R, CA

        2. re: Snarf

          At the One of A Kind show I bought some canned smoked scallops. I don't recall the brand off hand but they were from out east. I will try to remember to look up the details and post here tonight.

          1. re: ylsf

            I bought some canned smoked scallops, smoked salmon and smoked tuna from The Fishery from the west coast - http://www.thefishery.ca/catalogue.html - at the One of a Kind Show - all very good