a rainbow of glorious scallops

I spotted this very attractive display of still-in-the-shell Taylor Bay farmed scallops at my favorite seafood vendor this afternoon, The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market.    They’re not cheap, and certainly not as cheap as they would be back in Rhode Island or on the Cape, but I might have included the little ones in tonight’s dinner, had I not already picked up a few pounds of mussels.

They sure are pretty;  it’s nice to be reminded that the folks closest to our best food sources know how to display the produce.