Live Pink Sea Scallop Guide: 8 Fun Facts About this Unique Shellfish and 5 Fast Facts About Cooking Them at Home

Did you get lucky enough to score our Live Pink "Singing" Sea Scallops for dinner this week? When they're available you can find them listed on the shellfish section of our website. If they aren't listed ,and you'd like to get notified in advance on our next arrival as part of our VIP list, please email our customer service team to inquire. 

8 Fun Facts about Four Star's Exclusive Live Pink Singing Sea Scallops:

  1. Live Pink Singing Sea Scallops (also known as Chlamys hastata) are a type of scallop that is found in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.
  2. They are called "pink singing" because of the noise they make when they are removed from the water. The scallops release water from their shells and the sound resembles a high-pitched whistle or chirp.
  3. Live Pink Singing Sea Scallops are highly valued for their sweet, delicate flavor and tender texture. They are often served raw or lightly seared to preserve their natural taste.
  4. These scallops have a distinct pink hue on the outside of their shell and a creamy white color on the inside.
  5. Live Pink Singing Sea Scallops are typically harvested using dredging techniques, which involves dragging a large net along the ocean floor to collect the scallops.
  6. They are commonly found in the waters off the coast of Maine, Massachusetts, and Atlantic Canada.
  7. Live Pink Singing Sea Scallops are a sustainable seafood choice, as they are managed by fisheries that adhere to strict regulations to ensure the long-term health of the scallop population.
  8. In addition to being a delicious and nutritious seafood option, Live Pink Singing Sea Scallops are also a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and other essential vitamins and mineral

Five Fast Facts Every Home Chef Should Know Before Cooking with Live Pink Sea Scallops:

  1. Start with fresh scallops: make sure the scallops you receive are firm to the touch, with no fishy smell.
  2. Keep it simple: scallops have a delicate flavor, so don't overpower them with heavy sauces or spices. A little bit of butter, garlic, and lemon is all you need.
  3. Cook them quickly: scallops cook fast, so keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking. Sear them in a hot pan for just a few minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
  4. Serve them hot: scallops are best enjoyed right after they are cooked. Serve them with a sprinkle of fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  5. Serve them raw: our live pink sea scallops are also sushi grade and the meats are succulent enough to be eaten on the half shell with nothing more than a squeeze of lime (or your favorite enhancement).

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