These white, solid, sweet, and buttery Alaska Weathervane Scallops are harvested and processed on board Jim Stone’s catcher and processor. The creamy white and pink shellfish have a sweet, mild taste. Caught in the deep, cold waters of Alaska, these scallops are shucked and frozen within minutes of being caught, locking in their naturally fresh and sweet flavor. Have Weathervane scallops delivered to your door to ensure a delicious, simple meal. We are now offering our weathervane scallops in 6 oz vacuum packed bags.
The Weathervane fishery is the exemplary model for sustainable scallop harvesting. The fishing grounds are closely monitored and regulated, and they are moved annually to protect the habitat. The Marine Stewardship Council has certified Weathervane as a green fishery.
Tips for Preparing Scallops
Scallops are a popular appetizer, but the versatile seafood works well in a variety of dishes. Weathervane scallops have a sweet, mild flavor, which means we don’t recommend overwhelming the fish with too many ingredients. To make the most of their delicate flavor, quickly pan sear them until they are browned and lightly crusted on the outside. The middle should remain tender. To better taste their natural flavor, serve with a lightly flavored sauce, like white wine, herb, or lemon-butter.
Of course, many scallop preparations include more decadent ingredients. Bacon-wrapped scallops are famous party appetizers, and brown sugar glazes are becoming increasingly popular. This is a very adaptable seafood, which means it can be prepared to suit nearly any taste.
If you have Weathervane scallops delivered from Lummi Island Wild, we want to caution you against overcooking. Scallops have a tendency to get tough and rubbery if exposed to too much heat. Just keep an eye on the burner and on your clock and you should be all set.
Handling Instructions – Weathervane Scallops
The Weathervane scallops delivered from Lummi Island Wild are frozen together in one solid 1.25 lb block. They are then sawed while still frozen into smaller 6 oz blocks to retain the highest quality and naturally fresh flavor of the scallops. Because of this method, each package contains 8-12 whole scallops and some cut pieces. If you want to enjoy the scallops when they arrive, let them thaw before cooking. If you prefer to wait, they will remain good to eat in your freezer for up to three months.