11 Scallop Recipes + How to Choose the Best Scallops
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.