How to Clean a Scallop from the Shell: Travel Inspired Recipes
Inspired by a recent trip to Seattle filled with incredible food experiences we headed to the Union Square Farmer's Market in New York City on a mission to create our own. Fresh Scallops, still in the shell, were available at the Seatuck Fish stand. Having never cleaned a Scallop we were a little hesitant, but took a leap of faith that we would be able to do so after seeing a demo from the vendor and being assured that youtube would provide adequate information.
Separate The Scallop From Top Shell
Slide a knife along the inside of the shell so as to spearate the Scallop from one of the shells.
Open The Shell
You will be able to pull the shell open with the meat remaining attached to the "bottom".
Remove The "Guts"
Grab hold of the guts and pull away
Rinse and Enjoy
Take the knife and scape along the bottom of the shell to remove the Scallop. Once removed, rinse and enjoy!
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