I finally found a great place where I can get fresh and frozen seafood...salmon, cod fish , oyster , and many more. Expensive but very fresh and I don't mind paying for something good though pricey a bit. I saw some shucked bay scallops, picked up a packet and the mind was already planning what to do with them. Jo and myself love any form of seafood and needless to say, after savoring those from Oyster King @The Gardens, we still crave for fresh oysters and she was beaming happily when I showed her what I bought from the seafood shop. I bought some fresh oysters too to make oyster omelette / 'Or Chien' but it turned out scrambled egg 'Or Chien ' so I am not showing you that until I have master the art of making 'Or Chien ' :p
Back to these bay scallops, it was so fresh in taste and the sweetness is awesome , even though it was frozen when I bought them from the shop. I just simply steamed them in soup spoons for 3 minutes with chinese wine and topped it with fried garlic oil , chopped parsley and chilli. I will let my pictures tell how great this preparation was :p
Fresh scallops should not be pure white, they should be pale beige to creamy pink, and the meat should have a clean fresh smell with a moist sheen. And the best way to cook scallops are sauteeing, grilling, broiling or poaching as overcooking them will give you a tough and rubbery texture Use herbs, spices and sauces with a light hand so as not to overpower the delicate flavor of the scallops. For bay scallops it is actually best to eat them raw, for sushi or in ceviche ( marinate them with citrus juices )
So for mine , I just steamed them for 3 minutes, 1 minute before taking them out, I dribble chinese wine on the scallops and served them topped with fried garlic, chilli and chopped parsley. Place them into your mouth.and slowly savor the fresh sweetness of the scallop infused with the chinese wine and the aftertaste of the fried garlic......gosh it was heavenly ! Jo took the most, though I love seafood, I know my limit :p but at times I tend to conveniently forget the limit ! I am sure many of you will want to make this after drooling . Sorry , I can't help being a teaser and a wicked momsie to Josh ! To Josh.. " for the time being just drool from your Mac- screen , Jo had your share so when you come back for Xmas, you can have her share ;P " Okay, I shall stop here.....or you will fall asleep .....just drool on.....slurrp slurpppppee.......
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