Three Ways To Prepare Wild Diver-Caught Sea Scallops

Scallops have a delicate, sweet, and slightly briny taste. They have a firm, yet tender texture that is often described as “meaty” or “buttery”. The taste of scallops can vary depending on the species, size, and the region where they were caught. Some scallops may have a more pronounced sea-like flavor, while others may have a milder taste.

When cooked, scallops develop a delicate, creamy flavor and a slightly sweet, nutty taste. They can be enjoyed in a variety of preparations like sautéed, grilled, broiled or fried. Some people like to add a little lemon juice or butter to enhance the flavor of the scallops. Scallops can also be served raw or thinly sliced in sashimi, which brings out their sweet and delicate flavor.

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Diver-caught scallops can be considered a sustainable seafood option because the method of harvest, diving, is often considered more environmentally friendly than other methods such as dredging. Divers can selectively harvest scallops while avoiding damage to the seafloor and surrounding ecosystem. Additionally, scallops caught by divers are often considered of higher quality and are considered to have a better taste. You can get these wonderful scallops delivered straight to your doorstep via our wild seafood delivery.

Scallops are considered to be a healthy food option for a number of reasons. They are low in calories and fat, making them a good choice for those looking to maintain a healthy weight. They are also a good source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue.

Scallops are also a good source of essential vitamins and minerals. They contain vitamins B12, B6, and B3, which are important for maintaining healthy nerve and brain function. They also contain magnesium, which is important for maintaining healthy bones and muscles, and zinc, which is important for maintaining a healthy immune system.

Scallops are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health. These healthy fats can help lower cholesterol levels, and reduce inflammation in the body. They also contain a good amount of antioxidants, which can help protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals.

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There are so many delicious ways to prepare scallops. They don’t require much as they are so tasty all on their own, yet they’re very versatile and can offer many different and delectable meals. Try out the recipes below, including simple pan-seared scallops with lemon-butter sauce (my personal go-to), scallop and veggie grilled skewers, or for something different, scallop cakes. Scallop cakes are the same concept as crab cakes, but using succulent scallops in place of crab meat. A truly mouthwatering way to switch it up for dinner this week. Make an aioli of your choice (they’re easy and so flavorful!) to top the scallop cakes and customize the flavor.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon-Butter Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb wild-caught scallops, available for online seafood delivery
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon-Butter Sauce - Beck & Bulow

Instructions:

  1. Pat scallops dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add scallops to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  4. Remove scallops from skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add butter, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until butter is melted and sauce is heated through.
  6. Return scallops to the skillet and toss to coat with the sauce.
  7. Serve scallops on plates and garnish with chopped parsley.

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Scallop and Vegetable Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb wild-caught scallops, available via wild seafood delivery
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper

Scallop and Vegetable Skewers - Beck & Bulow

Instructions:

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Thread scallops, bell peppers, and red onion onto skewers.
  • Brush skewers with olive oil and sprinkle with dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Grill skewers for 3-4 minutes per side, or until scallops are cooked through and vegetables are slightly charred.
  • Serve skewers with a sprinkle of lemon juice or your favorite dipping sauce.

Also Read: Pistachio And Herb Crusted Pan Seared Cape Cod Scallops

Scallop Cakes with Aioli

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb wild-caught scallops, available for online seafood delivery
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Aioli (store-bought or homemade)

Scallop Cakes with Aioli - Beck & Bulow

Instructions:

  1. Pulse scallops in a food processor until coarsely ground.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ground scallops, egg, breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Form mixture into small patties.
  4. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add scallop cakes to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  6. Serve scallop cakes with aioli on the side.

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