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Scallop Time on Martha’s Vineyard

Scallop Time on Martha’s Vineyard
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It’s that time of year again–bay scallop season–Steven was initiated into the art of scalloping by his foraging pal, Lionel Spiro.

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The tools of the trade are simple: a peep box (a wooden box with a glass bottom that lets you see the scallops on the sea bottom) and a dip net for scooping up the scallops.


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Our prey: the bay scallop, whose crenelated shell contains the sweetest nugget of meat in all of God’s oceans. One great way to cook bay scallops: wrap in strips of bacon or pancetta and grill.


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Shucking the scallops — cigars, wine, and friends make the task go quicker.

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