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Pacific scallop are highly prized as a food source, and some are farmed as aquaculture. The word "scallop" is also applied to the meat of these bivalves when it is sold as seafood. The brightly coloured, symmetrical, fan-shaped shells of scallops with their radiating and often fluted ornamentation are valued by shell collectors, and have been used since ancient times as motifs in art, architecture and design

How do you know when a scallop is done?

Here's how:

  1. Choose a heavy, quality skillet for the job. ...

  2. Heat about 2 tablespoons oil in the pan over medium-high heat. ...

  3. If you want a thin crust on the outside of the scallops, you can coat them in flour. ...

  4. Cook scallops about 6 minutes or until browned and opaque, turning once.

Pacific Scallops 
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