|Scallops are enjoyed around the world, and found in nearly every cuisine. The scallop grows in a beautiful shell. Scallops are active in their ocean and bay surroundings, moving by opening and closing their shells. The abductor muscle, which helps propel the scallop through the water, is the part of the scallop most commonly consumed.
The soft, sweet scallop is enjoyed as raw sushi, and cooked in an infinite number of ways. Scallop seasons vary throughout the world. Fresh and frozen scallops are usually readily available. Scallops are a great source of protein, vitamin B-12, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and potassium.
Scallops can be prepared in seconds when flash frying over high heat. They can be pan seared and baked, broiled, grilled, and sautéed. They are delicious any way they are prepared. The scallop itself has such a wonderful flavor it is often prepared and served very simply so as not to overwhelm the taste of the scallops.
Scallops are great for brunch, lunch, or dinner, as an appetizer or a main dish. Check out our growing collection of tried and tested scallops, bookmark the site and come back often.