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Whatever Happened to Scungili (aka Whelks)?


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Whatever Happened to Scungili (aka Whelks)?

Breezychow | May 15, 2011 02:20 PM

Haven't seen it around for 15 years or so.

Long before calamari (squid) became such a restaurant & seafood market staple, one could find Scungili Salad &/or Scungili over Linguini in even the smallest Italian eatery, & both canned & fresh-cooked scungili was easily found in grocery stores & fish markets. I know for the longest time it was considered a "trash" shellfish - something to be tossed back by commercial shellfishers - which is what made it such an economical buy. And it was so DELICIOUS.

So anyone know what happened? Because just out of the blue it seems to have completely disappeared except for the occasional online (& relatively expensive) canned source.

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