If you enjoy seafood but don't have a great fish market by you then Trade Joe's has some outstanding options in terms of fresh seafood. Their farmed salmon and wild salmon are well done, but from time to time you will see these sea scallops hit shelves.
Taste and review
This summer has been pretty darn hot so far. So hot, I've had little interest in cooking.
I still want dinner and I have an upper limit on how many dinners I'd like to come out of the microwave.
So, seafood is my go-to when the weather is this warm.
I used to be intimidated by cooking seafood until I took a cooking class at my local Sur La Table. Once I knew how to cook seafood correctly, I found myself making it all the time.
Scallops are easy, peasy. It only takes about 90 seconds on each side and they are done. I opted to marinate mine in some of Trader Joe's Island Soyaki.
What came out was just as good as the frozen jumbo scallops that I recently tried. My package had 10 scallops in them. They were large enough for two full-sized portions. These seem slightly larger than the frozen variety.
For $13.99 per pound, these are reasonably priced and were well sealed for freshness. The soyaki added quite a bit of color to these, but they did not need a knife.
The following is a list of recipe ideas for you to gain some inspiration on what to do with this:
They were fresh tasting and slightly salty on their own. If you are a fan of seafood, this is a good option worth reaching for.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Wild Fresh Sea Scallops again. They were on par with what I've been able to get at the fish market.
If you are in need of an idea of what to serve with scallops, you can check out this article for a list of ideas.
The package of Trader Joe's Wild Fresh Sea Scallops:
The nutritional information and the ingredient:
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Wild Fresh Sea Scallops
Product Name: Trader Joe's Wild Fresh Sea Scallops
Product Description: Trader Joe's Wild Fresh Sea Scallops are in the refrigerated section and are very well done.
Price: $13.99 per pound
Trader Joe's Wild Fresh Sea Scallops are available periodically at Trader Joe's in the refrigerated section.
- Trader Joe's Wild Fresh Sea Scallops are one of two options for scallops at Trader Joe's.
- The package is vacuum-sealed and keeps the scallops very fresh.
- While these are best enjoyed fresh, the packaging allows for easy freezing
- Competitively priced
- Not much comes to mind
The wild fresh sea scallops at Trader Joe's is the best I have ever had!
Hey Carolhyn! I'm glad you shared. Thanks so very much for stopping by!
The sell by date was good but my sea scallops tasted a little off Even when I opened the package you could smell a slightly stronger odor across the room they seem to release a lot of liquid even before I cooked them then they released even more liquid in the plate once cooked My question is Are these wet scallops or dry scallops? The packaging only states that these are fresh wild caught scallops
Hey Angela! I think the best place to ask is here: https://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/product-feedback as they can give you more information. If they weren't to your expectation, you can always bring your receipt back to TJs for a refund. I hope that helps!
mimi wong says
I just called Trader Joe’s and they confirmed that their fresh scallops are dry packed and caught in MA : )