Can anyone give me advice on where to buy these and how best to prepare them?steph
Lots of ways to cook them. November the best month to buy as cheaper. Try any fishmonger. Ask him to open and clean them for you. Or buy cleaned ones frozen from Picard but the fresh are the best.
To cook simply cook in pan with butter. One to two mimutes each side untill transluscent. Dont overcook. Serve with cooked endives in cream.
I wouldn't recommend frozen ones, I have found them to include quite a lot of water and so they shrink a lot when you cook them and they become really tough.
I prepared some at the weekend with some fresh pasta, crispy pancetta and broccoli florets in a balsamic vinegar dressing. It took about 10 minutes as all the ingredients cook very quickly.
I cook the scallops on the outside only if the are really fresh as it is a shellfish that you could eat raw.