Scallops have a soft, delicate texture and offer a mild-sweet flavor which is much different from other shellfish. The tender meat is easy to cook, and are commonly pan seared in butter. The simplicity and short cooking time makes scallops an excellent option for your next seafood dinner.
Scallops are easy to prepare. Just rinse with cold running water and dry on a paper towel. Check each scallop and remove the side muscle if still attached. The side muscle is a small tag of tissue that is tougher than the other softer meat of the scallop. If present, pinch between your fingers and tear it off.