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Where to Buy FRESH Shellfish in the DC Area


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Where to Buy FRESH Shellfish in the DC Area

Misha3373 | Oct 15, 2013 05:15 PM

I noticed on several threads people mentioning how they always use FRESH scallops and shrimp. May I ask where everyone is buying fresh.....NOT frozen or previously frozen shrimp and scallops? We live in the DC area and every supermarket from Harris Teeter to Whole Foods ONLY sells frozen or previously frozen. Even the area fish market, Cameron's, previously frozen. The only shellfish I can find fresh is lobster, crab, oysters, mussels and clams. I have never been able to find scallops (sea or bay) or shrimp (any kind) truly fresh. I don't shop at Safeway and the only other store near me is Trader Joe's - everything is frozen except their smoked salmon and even that I believe is previously frozen. I go to Cameron's in Silver Spring and their Georgetown location and while they have a wider variety of fresh fish not previously frozen, their scallops and shrimp are. Thanks! PS- If you're going to recommend a place on DC's waterfront please tell me the specific name of the market. My husband and I shopped there a few times (it's not convenient for us) and we were underwhelmed by the quality and high prices. We get far better quality fresh shellfish and seafood in the PA-NJ-NY areas than any we've managed to find in DC-NOVA-MD (except Wegman's outside of Baltimore but again that's not convenient shopping) we live in DC.

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