Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Let's Talk About Scallops

It has been a long time since my curiosity about scallops. I am always thinking and asking myself "What the heck is scallops?" Can you cook and eat it? What does it look like? Is it a member or family of shrimp or clam? I really don't know! Until one day, I have searched about it and found the answers. A scallop is a marine bivalve mollusk, found in all of the world's oceans. Many scallops are highly prized as a food source. Some scallops are valued for their brightly colored shells. Scallops are a popular type of shellfish in both Eastern and Western cooking. They are characterized by having two types of meat in one shell: the adductor muscle, called "scallop" which is white and meaty, and the roe, called "coral", which is red or white and soft.

To finally erase my curiosity, I told Winn to buy me scallops at Wal-Mart because I found a recipe from the Chinese Cookbook. So I gathered all the ingredients and cook it - Stir-fry Scallops with Asparagus. It was delicious! We ate the whole thing. My husband love it plus it is a healthy meal for him, I mean for the both of us. He said, from this day forward, we will include scallops in our grocery shopping. That means to say, my curiosity from scallops will be gone and will enjoy more of different scallop recipes.


Wena said...

scallops is one of my fave,i love it together with pasta and even just deep fried but not overcooked...I was laughing when u said what the heck is scallops...?hehehehe

hazelicious929 said...

hahahaha, honestly talaga wala talaga ako alam about scallops until Winn bought it and ate it hehehehe, sarap!