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Scallops? [moved from Florida board]

Blind Mind | | Oct 20, 2007 05:11 PM

Question for all of you...

Im a New Englander and a HUGE scallop connoisseur. I went and bought some from Milams in the Grove last Sunday and cooked them a few days later. I did a simple sear, but I had no olive oil so I used veg. I cooked the scallops until they had a decent brown as I knew that the veg oil wouldnt give it the same sear as olive. I thought I overcooked them and was really surprised when they were cooked PERFECTLY. It was almost too good to be true. Then I started to analyze each bite. There was a slight chewiness to the outside where they were seared, then it was completely smooth from there on in which was perfect, almost too perfect.

The reason for this post is that Ive heard a few times that occasionally stingray meat is sold as scallops... Im wondering if I got something to that effect? The only other thing I can think of is that the veg oil doesnt burn hot enough to sear and cook thru a scallop as fast/well as olive oil will. Any ideas?

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