Scallop

Did You Know: 

Sea scallops are dredged year-round from Labrador to New Jersey. Since they tend to die out of water, scallops are predominantly shucked at sea and kept on ice or frozen aboard. Only the adductor muscel, which allows the scallop to swim by clicking its shells together, is eaten. For quality scallops, avoid "wet" scallops that have soaked too long in chemicals–they'll be flabby and opaque, and will shed water and weight quickly.

Common Names: 
Sea Scallop
Scientific Name: 
Placopecten Megallanicus
Seasonal Availability: 
Year-Round
Global Supply: 
Primary Product Forms
Fresh: 
Meats
Frozen: 
Meats (IQF or Block)
Value-Added: 
Breaded/Battered, Entrees
Locations: 
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Japan, Russia, United States
Product Profile
Flavor: 
Texture: 
Nutritional Facts: 
Cooking Tips: 

Don't let the size or thickness of scallops fool you. Though they may be large, they cook quickly. Choose light recipes with little or no added fat, so the full flavor of the sweet, light meat will not be masked. Recipes often suggest cutting scallops in half across the grain before cooking. This may be fine for recipes that call for sautéing, but left uncut, the large size makes sea scallops a natural for the grill. Microwaving is not a preferred method of cooking any fresh seafood; this is particularly true with the scallop, because they explode at higher settings.

Cooking Methods: 
  • Bake
  • Boil
  • Broil
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Raw
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam

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