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Posted: 7/2/2012 10:29:03 AM EST
So far my wife and I have struck out when it comes to buying scallpos that don't taste like metal or medicine. I remember a chef saying something about a chemical being added but forget what it does to the cooked scallop. Wife suggests putting them in milk first but I know that is done for live shrimp to clean them out but not sure on the scallpos. We buy diver scallops so they are not the little things that are going to waste!
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Posted: 7/2/2012 10:40:15 AM EST
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There is a difference between 'DeepSea Scallops' and 'Bay Scallops', a lot of the latter being punched out skate. Real bay scallops aren't much better IMHO.

Wild deep sea scallops are usually about 1 to 2 oz each (but can get up to 4 oz) and should have the eyes attached. They are generally harvested from the north atlantic and are better than the Japanese or Chinese 'cultivated' scallops.

Try to find 'Dry Wild North Atantic Sea Scallops' as they are the best there is....but expect to pay a premium price. The chemical you refered to is

Sodium tri-poly phosphate. 'Dry' scallops don't have this treatment.

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Posted: 7/2/2012 10:54:27 AM EST
I buy wild caught scallops at Sams club for $12.50 a pound and they never taste off.
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Posted: 7/2/2012 10:58:51 AM EST
come to New Zealand, in scallop season you just tow a dredge behind your boat and take them home! never had any that tasted of chemicals?
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Posted: 7/3/2012 5:40:22 AM EST
Why your scallops don't taste like mine...
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Posted: 7/3/2012 6:40:20 AM EST
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Posted: 7/3/2012 4:48:25 PM EST
I'm so glad scallop seaosn just started down here.

To those of you who "poo poo" bay scallops, come over to the Eastern FL Panhandle and get soem yourself and then post a review.

We like to just shuck, add a little squeeze of fresh lemon, and eat on the boat. FWC never checks your belly when looking to see if you went over the limit.
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Posted: 7/5/2012 10:09:24 AM EST
How are these compared to sushi grade scallops?
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