Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Scallop In Its Shell - It's Alive!

I was lucky enough to buy live scallops—still in their shells!—yesterday at the farmers’ market.

A photo of one is on the right; make sure to click to enlarge.

The middle white part is the muscle we are accustomed to buying in stores and eating in restaurants. The orange substance on the right is the roe. And, yes, that is a small fish on the left.

Even a scallop needs to eat!

Watch the video below for proof that the scallop is alive.


Courtney Tsitouris said...

Haha, I like it. Wish I could get those here in Cincinnati.

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Bryan said...

So cool! I wish I could see one alive too in the market!

Peter said...

Those are sea scallops, but my rule with bay scallops, clams and mussels is simple: If they are not alive when I buy them, I don't eat them. With clams on the half shell, for example, a little squeeze of lemon juice will quickly show which are worth eating!

Not Stupid said...

Fakest video ever! Wow, I can make a scallop shell close with my hand also, should I make a video on it?

Michael Davis said...

It only proves that you've bought the fresh ones.