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    Seared scallops on a pea purée? Best Supermarket for Scallops?

    Making a lovely valentines meal tomorrow night (we don't go for all this expensive £40 for 12 roses rubbish but I do like to good a nice meal)

    Where is the best place for Scallops? I'm going Morrisons anyway for other bits and pieces so was thinking about picking them up from there?

    22 Comments

    Waitrose for fresh fish if you can't get to a quality fishmongers

    Morrisons have best meat counters though

    Banned

    take her out, stop being so shelfish

    Depends very much on your local, when I lived near to Morrisons they had best meat and fish counter awards but mine always smelt awful, and the staff knew nothing.

    Personally I tend to favor Sainsburys, but that doesn't necessarily mean much :P

    Waitrose and next time you can ask them to order them in for you as well to avoid disappointment.

    Oh, and sounds yummy, lucky gf!

    scallops are included in the M&S valentines meal deal if this helps

    Put some mint in the puree, otherwise it could be quite bland.

    We are having our meal tonight

    we have got our scallops from morrisons and will be eating them in the next hour although we are doing ours with blackpudding, pancetta and a mustard sauce

    DangerGod

    take her out, stop being so shelfish



    ^^ I sea what you did there.....

    They cook scallops a lot on ' Come Dine with Me' on C4.

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    Mum2ConnornCerys

    They cook scallops a lot on ' Come Dine with Me' on C4.



    That's very helpful.

    JonnyTwoToes

    That's very helpful.



    lol

    I forgot to add,they always go to fishmongers for them.

    marks + spencer , waitrose , morrisons , tescos ?

    whatsThePoint

    Best scallops are iom queenies



    Totally agree.


    And Morrisons fish counter is pure pot luck.

    astonmart4321

    marks + spencer , waitrose , morrisons , tescos ?



    Asda, Sainsbury's, Co-op.

    There, all main supermarkets covered.

    havnt tried from there , but if you have great -

    if you're in sunderland, try the fish quay tomorrow morning maybe? mate of mine gets all his fresh fish from there.

    Original Poster

    im in newcastle as fish quay would've been my first choice

    dtaylor21184 - ill be coming back to you for tips.. how did ya meal go

    PS: how much shall I expect to pay for say, 6?
    Edited by: "Disco" 14th Feb 2011

    Banned

    make sure you buy "dry" scallops and not the treated ones

    personally i wouldnt bother if buying from a supermrket

    Original Poster

    thats my only choice really as I have the little one (daughter) today so cant go far tbh.

    Would you go for whole hog, and do 2 or 3 Scallops on Chorizo and Black Pudd, with a Mint Puree?

    Edited by: "Disco" 14th Feb 2011

    Disco

    im in newcastle as fish quay would've been my first choice dtaylor21184 - … im in newcastle as fish quay would've been my first choice dtaylor21184 - ill be coming back to you for tips.. how did ya meal goPS: how much shall I expect to pay for say, 6?



    we got 8 from morrisons for just under £4

    my meal was gorgeous if you got to morrisons for them try and get some big scallops if they have them cos at ours they was a bit on the small size we would have gone to the fishmongers but was out all day and didnt get back til it closed unfortunately so had to go get them from morrisons
    Edited by: "dtaylor21184" 14th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    6 nice sized ones for £3.95. not that bad as theres only 2 of us and we're having a 2 course with chicken for mains.
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