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Scallops: The Most Beautiful Bivalve

Scallops: The Most Beautiful Bivalve

Thick, Succulent Disks of Pure White Meat

Fresh Atlantic sea scallops may well be among the most beautiful of all our shellfish and online fresh fish delivery, arriving as thick, succulent disks of pure white meat. Since they are purchased, prepared, presented, and enjoyed this way, people might be unfamiliar with just how beautiful sea scallops are even before they leave their shell. You might say that no shell looks more like a seashell than a scallop shell.

In fact, if there is one shellfish celebrated in art and iconography more than any other, it must be the symmetrical, fan-shaped saltwater clam from which we get the scallop. The shape is celebrated everywhere from Shell service stations to the familiar Botticelli painting of Venus, the legendary daughter of Neptune, rising from the sea and standing in a scallop shell. A fresh scallop is the pure muscle that closes this classically beautiful shell.

Far More Than Just Appearance

The beauty of scallops extends all the way from where we find them, to the luxury of their taste, to what they share in the form of nutrition, which is after all one of the reasons to order gourmet fresh seafood home delivery online.

North Atlantic sea scallops are widely considered the best of the best for their sweet taste and ideal texture. We are fortunate to live and work near the epicenter of this abundant supply. Georges Bank, a fishing ground that runs parallel to the coast off New Bedford, Nantucket, and Boston, is where we find most of our fresh Atlantic sea scallops. They are shelled, washed, and landed here in a matter of just a few hours. Shortly after that, our sea to home online fish market can have them winging their way to you.

A Flavor and Texture Like No Other

The taste of sea scallops is described mainly as sweet, though there can be a hint of salty, too, with that briny essence of the sea that makes shellfish uniquely enjoyable. The size and consistency of this pure, round muscle give scallops an image that is to shellfish what filet mignon is to steak.

Our delicious Nantucket Bay scallops are smaller cousins that come with a slight pink or beige coloring. Some of our nearby sources include the bays of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod. Their special sweetness and relative rarity make Nantucket Bay scallops a kind of delicacy.

Good in So Many Ways

Scallops are more than 80% protein; comparatively low in calories, fat, and cholesterol; bring with them powerful nutrients such as vitamin B-12 and potassium, as well as protectors like selenium and zinc.

Offering you real goodness like this – from beauty and flavor to nutrition and well-being – keeps us working hard and happy at Boston Sword & Tuna. We’re using five generations of commitment and know-how to become your own best fresh seafood market online.

Michael J. Scola

While earning his degree in business, Michael spent summers and winters working the floor at Boston Sword & Tuna and learning the seafood business from the ground up. As a fifth-generation fishmonger and handled different species, lumped sword and tuna, sorted through vats of haddock and cod, broke down salmon cases, graded the fish, and more. During this time, Mike was a veritable sea sponge, learning from the most-experienced seafood professionals in the game while acquiring the tools needed to be successful in this gritty industry.