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What are Scallops and what do they taste like?

Last post Apr 02, 2004 8:31 AM by M_Wolverine . 25 replies.


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  • What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    We were at a seafood restaurant and fried scallops were on the menu. What are they?

    Thanks a ton!
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    They are a white kind of thing that are really tasteless.
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    I found them fairly bland too.
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    Thank you for your quick response!
    I guess I won't bother trying them.
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    They are a shellfish and I don't find them to be tasteless...on the contrary. I am not a seafood eater and find them to be very "fishy"(smile) tasting.
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    i like scallops.they really dont have a taste much,but i think they are rather tougher meat like clams or calamari(squid).calamari is my favorite!!
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    Tonya Longshore
  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    Thank you again!
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    If they are prepared properly they are not tough. They do have a soft texture and a little bit of a grit to them at times. I really like them and order them often. I love them dipped in melted butter or tartar sauce. My favorite way to eat them is either deep fried or in a seafood lasagna. Tippytoes
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    They have the greatest flavor, and are very tender.
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    Scallops are sweet meat - if not overcooked delicious things. My husband and I went out to dinner this last week to Red Lobster and I ordered lobster wrapping scallops - delicious. Nothing better. The trick to scallops is to not overcook them.
    Janetplanet
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    I enjoy scallops as I do most shellfish. It has its own taste & is mild tasting. My favorite way is broiled.

    I have had them wrapped in bacon which is delicious. I have had them with cajun seasoning & that was good too.

    They can be expensive so I guess you should try them but see if you can sample off of someone elses plate first. Thats why I like buffets. You get to try the unusual food & then if you don't like it then you can still have something else. Diane
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    Diane

  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    Scallops are a shell fish and the large ones are very expensive and have a rather sweet flavor. The small ones do not have the same sweet taste and are rather bland. I personally love them.
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    They are a shellfish. The larger ones are the sea scallops that are when prepared properly excellent especially when sauteed or broiled or baked wrapped in bacon.

    The smaller ones are the bay scallops and they do tend to be bland and tougher but when prepared correctly can have a mild taste as the sea scallops.

    Personally I love scallops. In a light butter sauce they are the best.

    It is entirely up to each individual whether you would like them or not. I say give them a try. You may very well like them. They have a texture somewhat like lobster and crab.

    Phil
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    Thank you everyone!! I have learned so much, and now I have to try them!
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  • RE: What are Scallops and what do they taste like?
    Scallops have a very subtle flavour--they are mild, and aren't particularly fishy -- As a previous person said, the secret is not to overcook them.

    I make an alfredo pasta, and cook the scallops dipped in egg, and then flour and they are delicious.

    Very rich.

    Don't knock them till you try them.

    Tricia
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