The pros: Trader Joe’s Jumbo Sea Scallops are found on the freezer section and are individually quick frozen. This bag can be resealed so you won’t have to cook the entire bag.
The cons: Expensive, but good seafood should not be cheap.
The verdict: Spring has finally come around here in New York. It’s nearly the end of April and I can finally believe that my winter coat can go away. One of the things I like most about the warmer weather is the lighter fare that comes with the season.
The BBQ might be uncovered and cleaned up in the near future. But for now, I’ll grill the contents of this bag indoors. The nice thing about scallops is that they are quick to cook making them ideal for warmer weather ahead. If you are saying to yourself “I don’t have a grill,” then fear not, a cast iron pan or broiler will work. Yes, your broiler is essentially an upside down BBQ grill.
Now, good seafood comes at a price. This bag of jumbo scallops is priced at $17.99. They are frozen individually so you can remove the ones you need from the bag. All of the scallops were a good size and most importantly smelled like the ocean once defrosted.
I opted to saute mine with a bit of butter. If you watch the color along the sides, you will get a sense of how done they are. Odds are you’ve had a rubbery scallop. That might be due to how someone prepares these. There is a fine line between done and overcooked. So keep an eye on how opaque they are turning on the sides as an indication.
Overall, mine were really good. They were just about on the same level as my local seafood shop, so I would not mind keeping these on hand. Four makes a serving here, but at 100 calories per serving you can probably afford to have more than four. While not cheap, the quality is here. And yes, it is something I would absolutely consider keeping around.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe’s Jumbo Sea Scallops:
The nutritional information and the ingredient:
How to prepare:
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe’s Jumbo Sea Scallops again. They made for a light and easy dinner.
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