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Help me fall in love with scallops?

vorpal | Dec 5, 200905:19 AM

I have never much cared for any kind of seafood: I will eat fish if prepared in certain ways, and I get cravings for fish and chips once in awhile, but that's about it. Oh: I'll also eat a large prawn or two in certain dishes at a few restaurants I go to, provided that they don't have that fishy taste to them.

That being said, I have decided to become determined to train myself to develop more of a taste for seafood. After watching shows like Hell's Kitchen and Top Chef, I have become wildly curious about scallops: they just look so beautiful seared.

I went to the store the other day and purchased six lovely frozen scallops. (I will make a point of trying to find fresh ones soon, but I bought these on a whim.) I have a couple of questions for you. Will thawed scallops sear properly? What tips can you give me to sear them? How long should they cook? Are they good just seared or should I add other flavourings afterwards? Anything else I should know?

If they will not sear well, are there any simple recipes using frozen scallops that you'd recommend?

Thanks so much, all. I'm incredibly excited and hopeful to expand my range of proteins!

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