Sushi - Sushi Shellfish - Scallop
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are vastly farmed these days. There
is not much difference between farmed and natural scallops besides the
the shell. Natural scallops tend to have a whiter shell because they
the sand beds and it acts as an abrasive to whiten its shell. Scallops
when they are 4 years old. There are two ways scallops are farmed. The
method is to collect scallop embryos or larvae from the ocean water and
them for four years. The other way is to collect natural scallops that
years in age, and then grow them in nets for another year.
scallops are good swimmers, and they
start moving around when they are about an inch and a half big. They
the shells and either jump, or they use their valves to accelerate. The
name hotate means “mast raiser”.
scallop jumped or swam, it looked like the bottom shell was the hull of
and the raised upper shell, resembled the mast.
sushi or sashimi, scallops are
enjoyed by grilling them in their shell with butter. A dash of rice
soy sauce enhances the flavors.