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Jul 5, 2010 11:13 AM

Looking for smoked scallops in Toronto

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.

          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 - - at the One of a Kind Show - all very good