11 Scallop Recipes + How to Choose the Best Scallops

11 Scallop Recipes + How to Choose the Best Scallops

When it comes to cooking seafood, scallops are simple and delicious. They’re tender, flavorful, and go with anything, plus you can cook them in minutes! Try one of these 11 sea scallop recipes tonight. They’re guaranteed to knock your socks off!

Shrimp and Scallop Recipes
Grilled Scallops and Shrimp: This is a very light, fresh and easy recipe!
Pineapple Shrimp and Scallops: Serve this simple but delicious seafood dish over greens.
Grilled Shrimp and Scallops: Serve this dish at your next barbecue.

Pasta and Scallop Recipes
Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes: Adding fresh scallops to this pasta dish  gives an elegant flair and delicious flavor.
Scallops and Past Salad:  The scallops  give this pasta salad a rich flavor that can't be beat!
Soy Citrus Scallops with Soba Noodles: Entertain dinner guests with a flavorful scallop supper, served on a bed of tender noodles. Serve with steamed pea vinaigrette to round out the plate.
Scallop Fettuccine: The fresher the scallops, the better this dish will be!
 
Easy Scallop Recipes
Scallops with Greek Feta Cheese: Serve this easy dish with a side dish  of cooked pasta. You can also serve it over hot rice. It’s great!
Scallops Wrapped in Prosciutto: This appetizer is guaranteed to impress at your next dinner party.
Sweet Scallops: Combined with parsley and garlic, this makes for one delicious seafood dish.
Ginger Cucumber Salad with Scallops: Add some ginger to your cucumbers  when making this salad.
 
How to Choose the Best Scallops
When shopping for scallops, look for a sweet and briny aroma. The odor can be surprisingly strong, but don't mistake it for a sign of poor quality. Only reject scallops if their odor contains a hint of iodine or sourness. Look for meats that are firm and slightly translucent. The color should be ivory to pinkish white. A pinkish-orange mottling will sometimes occur when the roe stains the meat. This natural coloring is harmless and will not affect quality. Avoid scallops that have been "soaked" (treated with a chemical during processing to reduce water loss and improve shelf life). Soaked scallops will feel "soapy" and excrete a milky white liquid.

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