Monday, December 1, 2014

The Scallops are Coming!

If you're up on your Maine seafood news you will already know that there will be no shrimp season again this year. As sad as that makes me, at least I have some good news. There is a scallop season and it starts this week!

My dad's diving season starts on Wednesday, December 3. For the first three weeks of the season he will be allowed to dive Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Later in the season the days are earlier in the week (I will update you in a few weeks).  

Why do you care what day he is diving? Because if you stop into the store in the late afternoon on a dive day you will be in line to get the freshest scallops possible. Or if you want to have some fresh scallops shipped, you will want to plan the ship day to match up with a dive day or the day after.

In preparation for the coming season, I have compiled some lovely scallop pictures and videos:

Seared Scallops and Lemon Risotto (recipe at the bottom of the post)

Scallop Diving with Brian

Packaging Our Diver Scallops

Seafood Stuffed Scallops (Order Here)
Fresh Raw Dive Scallops (Order Here)

Bacon Wrapped Scallops . . . because everything is better with bacon

Scallops can vary in size

The top of a scallop shell is covered in marine growth and barnacles while the bottom is smooth and mostly bare

More Scallop Diving