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Where to Buy Shells for Coquilles St. Jacques?

Shorttyred Dec 16, 2011 07:52 AM

Hi,

Looking to make this for christmas, but so far the only ones i've spotted were $3.50 each, which seemed a little pricey for a one-off meal.

Anyone know of anywhere cheaper, preferably downtown toronto?

Thanks
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    voyager_663rd RE: Shorttyred Dec 16, 2011 08:13 AM

    That's cheap from what I've seen.

    Golda's has similar (just round single serving) for $4
    http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant...

    http://www.householdchina.ca/cookware...

    US prices are around $3 so you won't find it cheaper here.

    You might want to substitute a ramekin instead. $2 at Golda's
    http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant...

    Obviously it's not low and flat as a shell/gratin dish but if cost is your primary concern . . . .

    1. jayt90 RE: Shorttyred Dec 16, 2011 01:05 PM

      T&T (Cherry St) sells frozen scallops on the half shell for a reasonable price. The shells can be re-used.

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      T And T Supermarket Milliken
      5661 Steeles Ave E, Toronto, ON M1V, CA

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        voyager_663rd RE: jayt90 Dec 17, 2011 08:12 AM

        edited to delete and follow up below

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          voyager_663rd RE: jayt90 Dec 17, 2011 08:15 AM

          Gratin dishes might work but still $4 each. Can serve double duty later in your cooking career :)

          Real scallop shells (my original search pulled in gratin dishes as they had substituted for shells.

          Lowest I've found for real shells is about 50c each but you have to get 25 and then shipping kills the deal (ebay canada but the seller is in the US). Good luck.

           
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            lamaranthe RE: jayt90 Dec 17, 2011 03:16 PM

            T&T Promenade sells them too, but they are small.

          2. iMarilyn RE: Shorttyred Dec 17, 2011 03:20 PM

            Tap Phong?

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