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To be overinvested in Aldi scallops

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Preschoolprimadonna Fri 10-Feb-17 17:23:02

They used to do a bag of frozen queen scallops for £4.99. They seem to have stopped selling them altogether.

Can't find anything remotely comparable at Tesco. AIBU to feel bereft?

butterfly990 Fri 10-Feb-17 19:25:36

I wish you hadn't told me this. Didn't realise Aldi did them.
I love scallops!
So I am doubly bereft!

GlamourBear Fri 10-Feb-17 19:33:50

I'm sure I saw some scallops in the freezer section in lidl when I was in there a couple of weeks ago if you have one close by? They also sell nice fresh ones at the fish counter in our local Morrisons

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 10-Feb-17 19:35:23

Iceland?

Preschoolprimadonna Fri 10-Feb-17 20:21:07

Thanks for the suggestions! We have a Lidl and an Iceland in the town centre so will check out when I'm next there.

Apparently they were s seasonal special as nothing says Christmas like scallops. confused

KC225 Fri 10-Feb-17 20:22:43

Scallops are like angels dancing on your tongue

Beeziekn33ze Fri 10-Feb-17 20:33:34

YANBU - Spanish friend and agree they are gorgeous. I knew I should have stocked up. 🙁

Mum2jenny Fri 10-Feb-17 20:35:04

I've seen them in Sains burys recently

SauvignonBlanche Fri 10-Feb-17 20:36:54

I get mine from Sainsburys, I never knew Aldi did them.

bobberybobble Fri 10-Feb-17 20:41:53

Waitrose do them and m&s for pretty much the same price.

DioneTheDiabolist Fri 10-Feb-17 20:49:01

I love scallops. In my late 30s I became allergic. All mentions of them, including this thread make me feel bereft.sad

Preschoolprimadonna Fri 10-Feb-17 21:11:59

I had the last from our freezer this evening. sad

Preschoolprimadonna Mon 13-Feb-17 20:53:48

I checked out Iceland's scallops - £12 for a bag. Daylight robbery compared to Aldi's £4.99.

sad

OhhBetty Mon 13-Feb-17 21:03:04

Why haven't I seen these before?! At least you got a taste of them!

TigerBreadAddict Mon 13-Feb-17 21:04:23

Never tried scallops, what are they like?

Jaagojaago Mon 13-Feb-17 21:05:14

How do you prep and eat scallops from frozen? Recipe? Anything with garlic generally sits well with me

Longdistance Mon 13-Feb-17 21:13:54

Scallops defrost quite quickly.

You don't cook for too long as they go rubbery otherwise. Once 'warmed' through, they will melt in your mouth.

I too love those ALDI scallops 😋

Longdistance Mon 13-Feb-17 21:16:19

I have these in my freezer at the moment.

Preschoolprimadonna Mon 13-Feb-17 21:17:04

Usually I defrost them, then dry them off with a kitchen towel.

Then I fry up some bacon lardons and fry the scallops in a hot pan in the bacon fat - about 2 mins each side. (Don't over cook as they're fine even raw but chewy if over cooked.)

Serve on top of a risotto with Parmesan.

Preschoolprimadonna Mon 13-Feb-17 21:17:35

@Longdistance SO jealous.

WyldChyld Mon 13-Feb-17 22:02:52

Oooh primadonna I love those! They're definitely not seasonally- I asked about it and have been buying for 2 plus years. They stock them periodically - probably two months on, one month / six weeks off. I try keep two or three bags in the freezer at a time. They'll probably have more in around Easter - just keep checking.

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