October is a treasure trove of a month for celebrating seafood, and what better way to start the feast than by celebrating National Fried Scallops Day on October 2nd?
When cooked the right way, scallops become the perfect melt-in-your-mouth delicacy, taking you on a food ride of oceanic excellence. Scallops belong to the Pectinidae family of mollusks.
They can swim in the water by rapidly closing and opening their shells using a muscle, which is usually the most consumed part by humans.
Scallops are enjoyed in a variety of ways (i.e. in soups, pasta, or sushi), but one of the most popular and loved scallops are the ones fried in butter and a mixture of herbs and other flavors.