Peconic Bay Scallop Season Kicks Off

Long Island’s Peconic Bay Scallop Season kicks off this week. Look for the tasty treats next week in your favorite local fish market and at local restaurants.

The Peconic Bay scallop season runs from the first Monday in November through March – if Mother Nature permits. In recent years, the bay scallop harvest has rebounded and supplies have been plentiful. But the delicacies were scarce for decades after an algae nearly wiped them out in the 1980s.

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Simple Broiled Peconic Bay Scallop Recipe:

Set scallops out for a few minutes so they are not completely cold, yet not quite to room temp. Rinse scallops. Sprinkle with salt, melted butter and lemon juice. Lightly sprinkle bread crumbs on top.

Broil in shallow dish just a few minutes until scallops start to turn golden (keep a close eye on them, they will cook quickly)

Enjoy that savory deliciousness.


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