*THANKSGIVING PREORDER* Live Maine Scallops
*PRE-ORDER FOR THANKSGIVING ONLY* Please Select NOVEMBER 23 as your delivery date, We will harvest and ship out next Wednesday for Thursday delivery. ORDERS CLOSE AT 9:00PM, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21.
Farmed, in-shell sea scallops are a special product coming out of Maine's Penobscot Bay, and we're excited to share them with you, as they are usually reserved for our wholesale and restaurant customers. Though there is a thriving wild scallop population in Maine, wild scallops from Maine cannot be sold whole, and when you shop scallops at the fish market, you buy just the adductor muscle, which is one piece of the entire scallop. Scallops that are farmed can be sold whole due to the rigorous testing they undergo with the Department of Marine Resources. The size we're offering in this kit are 3"-4" across the entire shell.
- Comes with 24 Live Scallops
- Ships Priority Overnight
- These scallops will ship out MONDAY 11/22 for projected delivery TUESDAY 11/23
- Shelf Life is 4 days, please consume raw no later than Thanksgiving Day, 11/25.
- View video on how to shuck scallops here.
When you receive your package, please note that scallops are not like oysters. If they are gaping open, that is normal for them and they are not dead.
FARM PICKUP: Picking up at the farm? Order here.
THE FARMERS: These scallops are grown by Marsden and Bobby Brewer, members of the Maine Aquaculture Co-op that grows exclusively sea scallops in the nutrient-rich waters of Penobscot Bay. The co-op is comprised of Maine fishermen and aquaculturists seeking to expand Maine's Seafood producing industries, diversifying income opportunities for Maine fishermen and strengthening coastal communities.
HOW THE SCALLOPS ARE GROWN: The Maine Aquaculture Co-op pioneered scallop farming in Maine with the intent to sell the whole scallop, as is a common practice internationally. Mirroring commonly used methods from Japan, farmers in Maine collect wild spat each fall from the surrounding waters and allow the spat to form a shell and grow through the winter. Once hardy enough to handle, the farmers "seed" their farms with these baby scallops during the summer months. Over the coming months and years, farmers then tend to their farms by optimizing growing conditions, keeping the scallops free from predators and with enough space to feed freely. Depending on the size harvested, a Maine-grown sea scallop could be up to 3 or 4 years old and have been handled numerous times during its time on a farm. Andrew and Samantha grow their scallops to market size using lantern nets as well as a Japanese ear-hanging technique, where they drill and hand-pin pairs of scallops to dropper lines.
SCALLOP APPEARANCE: Shells range in color from beige to red. The inside features the adductor muscle, black stomach and mantle, which varies and can be black, beige or orange. In large sizes, roe may be present. The roe is beige in males and orange in females and is considered a delicacy.
SCALLOP PREPARATION: The entire scallop is edible, but the small black stomach should be removed prior to serving, as it can taste bitter. All orders will also be sent a how-to-shuck scallop video.
SHELF LIFE: Shelf life is 4 days. Keep stored in rock weed and as cold as possible in your fridge.
Please select NOVEMBER 23 as your delivery date, this is the only week we are shipping the scallops.
I live in Hawaii, so unfortunately, I did not get to taste the scallops personally. But I placed two orders - one to mother in Texas and one to my brother in Long Island. Both orders arrived promptly, and the scallops were fresh and alive. According to both my mother and brother, they tasted great and were well worth the price. Glidden Point did everything right. Thank you very much! I'll be using your services often.
i got the live scallops and they were awesome. couple of things about the packaging though. one, i don't know if the scallops were leaking juice or if just the condensation from the ice packs but the box arrived wet. i picked up mine outside my door the moment i got the email notice. which is to say pretty immediately. had i let that sit for more than a few hours and i think the box would've come apart - and it literally did when i pulled the tape off. secondly, i love getting fresh seafood from the fisherman. truly it's a privilege. i wonder though if you guys would think about switching to a more sustainable option in the packaging itself. the hard styrofoam container is a no go for the environment which concerns me. i buy meat from CrowdCow for example and they've switched over an environmentally friendly option for keeping their meat frozen in transit. i would pay extra for that. thank you
First timer for the live scallops. Prepared them sliced raw with a bed of watercress dressed with olive oil and lemon and sprinkled toasted pistachios. Excellent flavor and texture, will order again.
We loved shucking our own! The scallops were very tasty (it was great to have the roe), but they were sooooo much smaller than the sea scallops we’re used to getting from our local fishmonger. The smaller size made for a less meaty mouthfeel, which was a small disappointment. But everything else about this experience was wonderful.
here is my confession... 1.) I admit I contributed to the selling out of the live Maine Scallops 2.) I freely admit that I will do it AGAIN AND AGAIN... 3.) For those who missed out...please don't hate me...I have no remorse