Norwegian king scallops are collected exclusively by hand. The king scallop is a marvel both in the sea and in the frying pan – and its taste and texture is unparalleled.
King scallop is rich in protein, omega-3s, vitamin B12 and zinc.
In Norway you can find king scallops from the outer Oslo fjord to Nordland.
Norwegian king scallops are harvested all year round, depending on the area they are harvested from.
A King scallop from Norway is a hand-picked delicacy. In Norway, this exclusive and tasty mollusc is only harvested manually by divers, making Norwegian scallop one of the most ecologically friendly seafoods in the world.
When picked by hand, scallop harvesting has virtually no effect on the local marine life. In fact, it may very well be the least ecologically invasive method of all forms of seafood harvesting.
With a meaty and firm texture, it is also perfect for those who are just starting out in the world of sea molluscs. The muscle underneath its shell is firmer and meatier than that of oysters and clams, and is often described as tender and buttery. It handles flavourful herbs and spices with great success – you can also afford to be generous with garlic, chili and ginger. Steaming and frying are the most common methods of preparation, but seasoned seafood-lovers will also advocate that you try it raw.
How to buy
Look for the Seafood from Norway logo to buy King scallops, or ask the employers at the fish counter for Norwegian seafood.