Would like some info and ideas for Scallops

January 21, 2010 5:26am CST
Hi Fellow MyLotters, I am interestingin hearing what you think about scallops. What do they taste like? Are they nice and how do you eat yours? I like watching cooking programmes and scallops are often used, a recipe I have seen quite frequently is seared scallops with braod bean puree. Anyone tried that? What other things can I do with scallops?
4 responses
@Galena (9123)
21 Jan 10
I don't think they have much flavour. they have a very mild flavour, and I think they're more about the texture, which is lovely, unless they're overcooked. usually when I've had them eating out, they are often served with a bit of salad, some chorizo and balsamic vinegar, which is lovely.
21 Jan 10
Do you know how long they are supposed to be cooked for? I saw an online recipe for scallops with chorizo so I will dig it up again and definitely try that one. What is the texture like?
@Galena (9123)
21 Jan 10
it's quite soft and tender. when they're overcooked they go chewy. I'll be honest that I've never cooked them myself, so I don't really know how long you need to cook them for, but it's probably hardly any time at all, as with most seafood.
21 Jan 10
Thanks maybe I better try them in a restaurant first before attempting it myself or I suppose I could test out some recipes and stick to their guidelines and kind of learn how long I need to cook it as time goes by. They look very nice and sound interesting whenever I see them on the cooking competitions like Masterchef or Come Dine with Me.
• United States
21 Jan 10
I worked for a catering company, and we would take the scallops and wrap them in bacon and bake them. They make great appetisers .
21 Jan 10
I am not really into bacon but I guess I could improvise and replace with parma ham which I do like. Do you know if they seasoned them?
• United States
21 Jan 10
I have pan fried scallops before. It is easy to do, although they are rather flavorless. It does not take more than a few minutes to cook them. I like having them with teriyaki sauce. Lemon juice is also nice.
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
i love scallops. i don't get to eat it much but when i travel and it's available in the area, i usually order baked scallops. it has lots of cheese, butter and garlic. some put a little more seasoning but i like to keep it basic. it only takes about 5-7 minutes that's why i like it. the texture is much nicer than baked clams. i haven't tried any other recipe though.