- Wild-caught & Sustainably Harvested
- Fresh Sweet Taste & Texture
- State-of-the-Art HPP Processing Facility
- IQF Nitrogen Frozen
Sea Scallops Straight From The Boat
Silky texture paired with a sweet, briny taste so delicate, just thinking about it makes your mouth water. That’s what you can expect from ShopLobster’s Stonington sea scallops. Our fishermen shuck the scallops immediately after they catch them. Then they’re vacuum packed and quickly frozen to seal in the amazing Penobscot Bay flavor.
Scallop season in Maine runs from December through March. Orders placed during this time are guaranteed to be fresh. While all of our scallops are frozen, even in season, the good news is that they retain their exceptional flavor after freezing.
Each bag contains 1 lb, approximately 20 scallops (about 4 servings).
Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Do not re-freeze.
We recommend removing the side muscle from each scallop before cooking to maximize consistent texture. How do I do this?
Did you know: Scallops swim by opening and closing their shells using their powerful adductor muscle. This muscle is the round, fleshy “scallop” that anyone who eats seafood will instantly recognize. The Atlantic sea scallop’s adductor muscle may be as big as 2 inches in diameter.
*For scallop orders greater than 8lbs, please contact us at [email protected].
All of our live lobsters are guaranteed to arrive alive. But our commitment to fresh seafood doesn’t end there. When you buy frozen products from ShopLobster, you are still guaranteed that fresh, straight from the sea taste. How can we do that? Please read on.
All of our frozen products are processed in a state-of-the-art HPP processing facility and then flash-frozen in an IQF nitrogen machine. HPP stands for High-Pressure Processing, a cold pasteurization technique, which is extremely effective. It leverages ultra-high-pressure purified water to inactivate bacteria, such as listeria, E. coli, and salmonella. Neutralizing these pathogens allows packaged foods to stay fresh longer.
IQF freezers use liquid nitrogen to freeze small foods that are normally very difficult to freeze well, such as raspberries or seafood. The products are frozen singly rather than in a group, allowing each to keep its individual form, texture and, most importantly, retain its fresh taste.
If you place your order before 11AM, you'll be eligible for next-day shipping. If you order after 11AM, shipping will automatically adjust to the next available date. Also note that in order to preserve the freshness of our products, we do not deliver on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, so please plan ahead!
For some of our customers, Next Day Air and Next Day Air Saver may seem only incrementally different. We include both because in certain locations, Next Day Air Saver is not available.