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Serious face food

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.

5 comments Add your comment

eatwords

February 2nd, 2009
2:15 pm

I ate one of these! I don’t think I can say how good it was without using expletives.

sablinha

February 2nd, 2009
2:44 pm

I’m embarassed to say that I licked the paper. Not a crumb was wasted. I want to hug the chef. I’m now addicted to Star Provisions po boy sandwiches.

jkessler

February 2nd, 2009
6:44 pm

Glad you all took the suggestion. So delicious it’s almost surreal…

Kenny

February 3rd, 2009
9:53 am

I can’t begin to say how wonderful Nantucket Bay scallops are ….. they make regular, daily scallops taste like paste …. I know that sounds insane, but there is such a distinct taste between the two.

rebelliousrose

February 9th, 2009
12:49 am

oh, man, this is so mean. I’m unemployed and poor, Kez, and you with the food porn!