Fresh Scallops at CT’s Best Fresh Fish Market
The sweet flavor and delicate, shrimp-like texture of scallops has made them one of the most sought after shellfish. Even foodies who aren’t a fan of fish enjoy these light and juicy saltwater clams especially since, unlike other shellfish, scallops do not need to be cooked alive in their shells.
You can cook scallops any way you like: deep-fried, steamed, sautéed, broiled, grilled, poached, or smoked. Many people love to grill them wrapped in bacon or pan-fry them with butter and citrus. They are easy to prepare to perfection as long as you keep in mind that they have a short cook time since overcooking will make them tough and chewy.
When you are buying fresh scallops, look for scallops that range in color from a milky pink to a light beige and do not have a fishy smell.
At City Fish Market you can find the two most popular types of scallops: bay scallops and sea scallops. You can order them by the pound at our seafood counter or enjoy a delicious scallop entrée in our dining room at our location in Wethersfield, CT on Silas Deane Highway.
If you are hesitant to prepare them at home, ask our knowledgeable staff for tips. We know a thing or two about how to bring out the full flavor of these heavenly shellfish.
We take pride in providing the friendliest service and freshest seafood to home cooks and acclaimed chefs throughout Connecticut, Western Rhode Island, and Western Massachusetts.
Sea scallops are the largest species of these versatile shellfish. Sea scallops are around 1 ½ inches in diameter and can stand up to fiercer heat than bay scallops. There are usually 20 to 30 in a pound.
Bay scallops are smaller and more tender than sea scallops. Many gourmets prize these scallops for their sweeter flavor. Bay scallops are around ½ inch in diameter. They cook best at lower temperatures and have a significantly shorter cooking time. There can be 50 to 90 in a pound.