Wild Harbour Shellfish
Native Falmouth Black Queen Scallops
Black Queen Scallops
Highly prized for their delicate texture and sweet taste, scallops are often considered the exclusive preserve of high-end restaurant menus.
The queen scallops that grow on the Falmouth oyster beds are a delicacy that are caught as a by catch of the Fal oyster fishery. A traditional fishery that is restricted to sail and oar power and thus is extremely sustainable. Falmouth Queen scallops have been appreciated by local oyster men for generations.
FLAVOUR: Medium | TEXTURE: Soft | IN SEASON: Apr-Sep
Black Queen Scallops Information
Black Queens, are a by catch of the highly sustainable Fal Estuary oyster fishery, which is carried out under strict laws that mean no vessel with an engine can be involved. The Fal oyster are famous for being the only professional fishing fleet in Europe where all the work is done under sail or simply by manpower. The oysters (and therefore the Black Queens) are also caught by fishermen who use special rowing boats with hand-cranked dredges.
Seasonality: Apr – Sep
Best eaten immediately.
Store in the fridge between 0ºC-5ºC, and eat within 2-3 days.
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