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Nantucket Bay Scallops

Captain Blair with a Catch of ScallopsFresh Nantucket Bay Scallops are the jewels of the sea. Smaller and more tender than sea scallops, they are in season from November 1st through March 31st and can be ordered anytime during this period directly from Captain Perkins. Harvested in the morning, they are shelled, packed in coolers and overnight shipped for arrival at your doorstep the very next day. A very special treat available from our Shearwater family. Please call for prices, availability and reservations.

Captain Perkins Favorite Scallop Recipes

Classic Scallops
Serves 4 for dinner
2 T lemon juice
2 T butter
1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth
1 t basil
1 t oregano
2 pounds fresh Nantucket Bay Scallops
salt and pepper

In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add the lemon juice and the wine. Lower the heat a notch and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the scallops and cook only for 2 or 3 minutes until the scallops lose their transparency and become opaque. Add basil and oregano. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir and serve immediately.

Scallop and Bacon Wraps
Great appetizers for 4
8 strips bacon, cut in half
1 pound fresh Nantucket Bay Scallops

Wrap half a slice of bacon around each scallop and fasten with toothpick.
Broil 4 inches from heat for about 10 minutes, until bacon is crisp. That's
it! Try adding a cube of pineapple to each toothpick as well for a Hawaiian

Garlic Scallops and Pasta
serves 6 for dinner
2 pounds fresh Nantucket Bay scallops
3 cloves garlic
2 T butter
2 t chopped scallions
2 T parsley
1/2 t tarragon
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 lb linguine
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

Brown garlic in butter and add onions and seasonings. Pour over scallops and let stand in the fridge while you cook the pasta according to package directions. Just before pasta is done, broil scallops for 4 minutes on each side. Toss with pasta. Add a little more butter or olive oil if desired. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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