Definition of hand-dived in English:



  • Denoting shellfish collected from the seabed by divers rather than harvested by dredging boats.

    ‘hand-dived scallops’
    • ‘I use only hand-dived king scallops from Scotland which are delivered so fresh they almost pulsate when we prise them open.’
    • ‘Numerous awards attest to the pull of the seafood dishes, from hand-dived scallops to Applecross Bay langoustines.’
    • ‘Hand-dived scallops are followed by roast cod on spring onion and bacon mash.’
    • ‘Hand-dived scallops, mackerel caught in a nearby bay, mussels, and lobster from local creels feature when in season.’
    • ‘In memory of the old days, I will donate two crisp crunchies to our Lifeboat Fund for the best description of a dish from any menu made using "hand-dived scallops".’
    • ‘There's no hand-dived, seven-hour, pan-fried nonsense.’
    • ‘With the latter, you read, you drool, you start to cook before realising you're lacking the essential squab vinaigrette, balsamic truffle reduction, and the virgin-fed, hand-dived spider crabs.’
    • ‘Candied aubergines are placed on top of hand-dived scallops, tagliatelle towers are constructed.’
    • ‘Local produce was undeniably to the fore in the next course in the shape of hand-dived scallops that had been seared and served with a beetroot dressing.’