At Congressional, we pride ourselves in providing chefs with the kind of seafood delicacies that simply can’t be found anywhere else.
The Nantucket Bay scallops we buy are hand-harvested by local fishermen in the pristine waters of Nantucket Bay. The scallops are shucked, and Fed Ex’d to our door the very next day. The sweet and succulent taste of these scallops sets them apart from many other scallops out there. Nantuckets are known for their sweetness.
Sizing is approximately 30-50 pcs per pound, so you can put a pile on the plate for a real wow factor. They naturally caramelize when placed in a hot pan, giving them an almost crunchy exterior with a creamy, sweet interior. Because they are shipped 24 hours after being caught, they also make for a great raw dish. Scallop ceviche is always a win.
The process of harvesting the Nantucket Bay Scallop utilizes skill and experience. The local fishermen use traditional techniques to hand-harvest these scallops, ensuring they are not damaged during the process.
Additionally, the strict regulations in Nantucket Bay ensure that the scallops are harvested sustainably, preserving the delicate ecosystem for generations to come. The result is a product that is not only delicious but also environmentally friendly, adding value and reputation to your dishes.
The season for commercial fishing of Nantucket bays runs from November through March. That means they’d be a great option for your Valentine’s Day menus!