Originally Posted by Andy M.
I went to check out the fresh fish situation for dinner tonight and stumbled across some sea scallops on sale for $9.99/Lb.! I bought a pound for dinner tonight along with some steamed broccoli.
Not such a great deal after all.
I knew they were different from regular dry sea scallops when I looked at them in the store. They were smaller (though not as small as bay scallops) and more uniform in size. The sign said "Farm Raised". I had never noticed that sea scallops were farm raised before. But the were dry and scallops so I decided to risk $10.
I got my CI skillet really hot, added some oil and butter and added the scallops. They started to brown really well then I noticed they had released a fair amount of water into the pan. That stopped the browning process on the spot. I finished cooking them and we ate them. Really disappointing.
I'm going to have a talk with the fish guy.