I just featured some amazing Alaskan Weathervane Scallops on the chefs tasting menu last night with summer vegetables succotash from the farmers market but they would be perfect for a light summer dinner any time.
Alaskan Weathervane Scallops are recognized around the world as one of the finest Scallops available. Their sweet flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture will delight everyone. The Alaskan Scallop is wild, naturally pure and certified sustainable. Alaska has pioneered the standard for sustainable, eco-friendly fisheries management. These practices ensure a healthy, wild and sustainable harvest that also protects against overfishing and habitat damage.
Alaska Weathervane Scallops inhabit waters of 30 to 70 fathoms and may live up to 25 years but are generally harvested between 7 and 15 years of age. Although there are other species of Scallops found in Alaskan waters, the Alaskan Weathervane Scallop is the only one currently targeted by commercial harvesters. Our Fresh Weathervane scallops are harvested from Kamishak Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska. The season in this region starts now and may run to the end of September. The harvest area is at the foot of Augustine Volcano and the scallops are dredged from a volcanic sand bed. The scallop meat is shucked at sea on the deck of the fishing vessel and packed on ice until offloaded at the dock.
Click here to join the Talisker on Main Facebook page for a delicious recipe from Chef Handly that features Weathervane Scallops served with summer vegetable succotash and tomatillo salsa verde.