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Where to find great sea scallops? Preferably near White Marsh!

Porphyrius Jun 10, 2012 05:21 PM

I need some fresh sea scallops for a dish I'm making for father's day. Any recommendations? I'm not necessarily opposed to just going to the grocery store, but I'm not sure what sort of quality to expect there.

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    zebcook Jun 12, 2012 03:56 AM

    Wegman's in Hunt Valley usually has very good fresh scallops.

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      agarnett100 Jun 12, 2012 07:01 AM

      The term fresh in seafood is loosely used to mean frozen fresh and thawed at the store. Most scallops like shrimp arrive at stores frozen and are rethawed for display with the exception of scallops still whole in the shell.

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        jfish Jun 12, 2012 07:22 AM

        I have had excellent scallops from Wegman's that I believe were "fresh" rather than "previously frozen".

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          agarnett100 Jun 12, 2012 08:05 AM

          Were they in the shell?

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            jfish Jun 12, 2012 08:17 AM

            No. They were labled fresh "day boat". Technically fresh means never frozen although many fish counters misslabel or fail to label their product.

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      PollyG Jun 11, 2012 07:07 PM

      You might call your local Trader Joes to see if they have scallops in stock. These would be frozen, but they will thaw in 1 day in the fridge. The nice thing about TJ's scallops is that they do not contain any plumping additives.

      1. agarnett100 Jun 10, 2012 06:53 PM

        Whole Foods or Costco most likely previously frozen just like shrimp

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          acker Jun 11, 2012 05:28 PM

          whole foods at harbor east usually has fresh (not previously frozen) scallops - last time I was there there were advertised as being from Ocean City MD. Each time I've seen them in Costco they've been previously frozen. Sometimes, my local Harris Teeter in Locust Point has good fresh ones although be careful about which day you go in. I talked to the fish guy and he said most things come in on Wednesdays....

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