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★★★★★ “These are some of the best scallops I've had in a long time!" — Carey, S. of Seattle, WA” ★★★★★ “These are some of the best scallops I've had in a long time!" — Carey, S. of Seattle, WA”

Scallops Overview

The name "scallop" is applied to many different species of clams or oysters, particularly those in the genera "Chlamys" and "Pecten". As a food, scallops have a mild flavor and can be used in a variety of ways. They are graded on the basis of adductor muscle development, which is used as an indicator of freshness. The color of the shell is also used as a grading criterion.

Scallops Cooking Guide

Method Cook Temp Avg Time Finish Temp
Sear Med-High 3-4 mins 125 - 130°F
Grill 375°F 6-7 mins 125 - 130°F
Oven 400°F 17-20 mins 125 - 130°F

Note: The above guidelines are only guardrails. Average time depends on size/amount of meat. Stoves and pans vary in performance as well; so to achieve perfectly cooked scallops, always check color and texture regularly.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are scallops healthy to eat?

Scallops are highly nutritious, rich in protein and low in calories.

How long does it take to cook frozen scallops?

Once scallops are thawed, they can be seared in as little as 3 minutes - 1.5 minutes per side.

How do you thaw frozen scallops?

Place frozen scallops nto a resealable plastic bag, seal the bag, and put bag in a bowl under cool running tap water. 1 pound of frozen scallops takes about 1/2 hour to defrost.

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