Holy mother of dayboat divers! One of the specials today at Star Provisions was a scallop po’ boy. Those indistinct fried blobs pictured above aren’t just any scallops but Nantucket Bay scallops. The short, short season for these sweet, sweet beauties is upon us, and I don’t think I’ve ever had the flavor framed any better.
Imagine: Soft, butter-crisped bread, bibb lettuce, tomato, a smear of tangy remoulade sauce and an all-important pickle slice.
Now add: About 20 sweet little nuggets, each bursting with juice inside its crisp jacket of batter.
It disappeared far too quickly. I want another.