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.