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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Great Scallops!

This is not the first day of celebration for scallops, one of the most popular shellfish in the world. Will it be the best? That all depends on which recipe you prefer. Check out those featured on Bivalves on the Half Shell along with those on this day's recipe time. Scallops are meaty mollusks low in fat and are delicious sautéed, deep fried, or baked.

May 16 is...

National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day

Anything looks pretty in a scallop shell, especially scallops!
Don’t be wary of this day just for the fancy-pants name! It may be National Coquilles St. Jacques Day, but the term is just a fancy, French way to describe a particular way to cook scallops. There isn’t an official recipe for Coquilles St. Jacques, but all variations include serving a breaded, broiled scallop in a creamy wine sauce and presented classically on its own shell. In France, the coquille is a certain species of scallop, and for the dish to keep this name, it is the coquille and only the coquille that can be used. But for all other regions that aren’t native to the coquille–like New York City, for one–any old scallop variety will do. Read MORE...

~Recipe Time~

 Coquilles Saint Jacques Parisienne Recipe
  Coquilles Saint Jacques Gratinéed Scallops Recipe
Overloaded Coquilles Saint Jacques Made Healthy Recipe
Coquilles Saint Jacques in Shell Recipe
Coquilles Saint Jacques for 1 Recipe
Great scallops! Is it dinner time yet?