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Looking for smoked scallops in Toronto

chefhound Jul 5, 2010 11:13 AM

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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    Snarf Jul 5, 2010 03:49 PM

    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
      chefhound Jul 5, 2010 05:20 PM

      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
        pinstripeprincess Jul 5, 2010 07:25 PM

        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
          Googs Jul 6, 2010 09:23 AM

          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
          ylsf Jul 6, 2010 09:32 AM

          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
            fluke17 Jul 6, 2010 02:22 PM

            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

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