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Sea Scallops: Like a Fine Fillet of Shellfish

Sea Scallops: Like a Fine Fillet of Shellfish

The Fillet Mignon of Seafood

A plump, rounded, white sea scallop is one of nature’s hints at perfection. Each one looks sculpted specially for your preparation and enjoyment. Lending themselves to all manner of searing and seasoning, the sea scallop is good company in the kitchen as well as at the table. That’s one reason Boston Sword & Tuna makes sea scallops a major part of our mission to be the best fresh seafood market online.

The sea scallop is actually the major muscle that closes the shell of this queen of all shellfish. When it is still wearing its shell, it has the appearance of “the shellfish from Central Casting,” the symmetrical, fan-shaped shellfish depicted everywhere from the Shell Oil logo to Renaissance masterpiece paintings.

The purity of a scallop’s texture, and its firm consistency, has led some newcomers to refer to it as the fillet mignon of seafood. So, whether you’re an old hand, or just now exploring the boundless flavor we find under the sea, please remember that Boston Sword & Tuna is where you can buy fresh scallops online.

The Difference Between the Sea and the Bay

Boston Sword & Tuna focuses mainly on sea scallops for a couple of reasons. First, their availability is steadier than that of bay scallops. We are fully stocked year-round. And second, they are one of the best examples of how our own geography was our destiny – the North Atlantic sea scallop is the world standard for flavor and quality. It is our good fortune, and yours too if you wish, that we became one of the largest scallop purchasers at the New Bedford auction, here in Massachusetts, the epicenter of the sea scallop trade in North America. Since this is where we’ve lived and worked for five generations, our experienced graders and selectors have their choice of the very best, and that’s a tremendous advantage, because we want to become your own sea-to-home online fish market.

Seasonally, we offer Nantucket Bay scallops, too. They’re smaller and, in some cases, even sweeter than sea scallops. But the availability of high-quality bay scallops runs only from November 1 – when the season opens for them on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket – until the bays begin to freeze in the deep winter. On the other hand, if bay scallops are your preference, Boston Sword and Tuna is in the best possible location for providing them to you.

Don’t Hold It Against Them

And yes, like so many seafood options, sea scallops are good for you, though somehow this doesn’t diminish the sense of luxury we have when we’re enjoying them. Sea scallops are an efficient – high protein, low fat – source of protein, and they’re rich in vitamin B12, zinc and selenium.

As your trusted source for shellfish and online fresh fish delivery, Boston Sword & Tuna is using five generations of passion and experience to become your trusted source for gourmet fresh seafood home delivery 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.