This Wednesday, I met my sister for a lunch treat at Boston’s wonderful ‘Shuckin Truck’. Summertime is the perfect season for fresh seafood, and what could be better than walking down from the office to the Boston Shuckin Truck, parked on the corner of Milk St. and Kilby St., and treating oneself to a sea scallop taco and a fish taco. The Boston Shuckin Truck, which opened in the summer of 2011, operates out of Rhode Island and Boston. In Rhode Island, the Boston Shuckin Truck serves local oysters that come from the Salt Pond Oyster Company located in Pt. Judith, RI, and littlenecks that are caught wild in Pt. Judith Pond. Unfortunately, the City of Boston currently has an ordinance that bans any food truck vendors from shucking shellfish within city limits. The Boston Shuckin truck serves seafood from Rhode Island, but also brings in fish right from Boston Harbor, off the fishing vessel the “Karen Elizabeth.” Standing next to the truck on Milk St., I could almost see the ocean as I bit into my absolutely delectable sea scallop taco.
The sea scallop taco was my personal favorite, with ¼ pound of fresh, wild Atlantic scallops caught by the “Karen Elizabeth,” served on a soft taco, on a bed of lettuce and topped with chunks of bacon, and the Boston Shuckin Truck’s own special dressing, with an incredible complimentary hint of wasabi. The fish taco uses four ounces Haddock, although it is also sometimes served with Cod. The Haddock is grilled, (not fried! the website proudly declares), and wrapped in a flour tortilla on a bed of lettuce. Then topped with cherry peppers, grape tomatoes, and an olive oil based dressing to provide a bit of spice, the fish taco was delicious, a wonderful summer lunch!
The Boston Shuckin Truck serves at locations throughout Boston all week long, with some frequent stops being….
Mondays: Congress St. and Atlantic Ave. – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: Milk St. and Kilby St. – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Dewey Square – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: Maverick Square – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday: Dewey Square – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: SoWa – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
As with any food truck, it is always good to check in advance on localpickins.com for times and locations, as they often change!