Farmed Oceanwise Hokkaido Scallops - 1lb Bag (20/30)
Hokkaido scallops are harvested off the island of North Hokkaido Japan, recognized as a premium scallop species for their sweet flavor and firmness. Hokkaido scallops are from a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fishery and listed as a Best Choice by Seafood Watch. To qualify for the Chef Pack, all scallops are handled for quality and selected with scrutiny. They are dry, all-natural, and hand-graded to ensure true sizing. Hokkaido scallops are grown using a method known as bottom culture. Spat are grown in holding tanks onshore, then “seeded” over previously used scallop beds to grow out to maturity in the wild. This is becoming recognized as one of the most sustainable and effective methods for shellfish culture in the world. Upon harvest, the scallops are shucked at port and enter a freezer tunnel to Individually Quick Freeze (IQF) for shipping. They are then thawed at Bristol Seafood’s plant in Portland, Maine in a 100% all-natural and certified organic citrus solution that maintains proper dry moisture levels in the scallop without adding chemicals or altering the flavor or texture.