We happened to stumble upon these unusual scallops in the shell in Hooked a few weeks ago and damn if they aren’t fantastic. Unlike 99.9% of the scallops that you find in North American stores, these are not cleaned up so you just buy the muscle. Instead, they’re fully intact and in their beautiful shells.
How are they prepared? It couldn’t be easier. Get your BBQ (or oven or stove-top pan) very hot, plop the scallops on it, and eat as they open. You’ll know when they’re open, since they snap open with impressive speed when they’re ready. You could squeeze some lemon over them or top with some Sriracha, but we like ‘em simple - we eat them right at the grill as they open. Fantastic!
While I know we’ve been like derelict landlords on this blog for much of the summer, please bear with us - it’s been hot and busy, so unfortunately, certain things lower on the pecking order can get left behind. Alas, that has been the state of Food Sluts for the past few months. Katya was kind enough to game it up a bit, by adding a few photos for me to follow up with comments and recipes. I’ve started, and will continue to update over the next few days, along with photos of my own. While we’ve not been uploading photos, we’ve definitely been taking them. So they’ll eventually be freed from the strictures of our hard drives and sent out to the world beyond.
As for the picture above… I wish I could say we made it, but alas, it is one of the divine dishes on offer from local burger legends the Burger’s Priest. It’s a part of their “secret menu” (look it up), and it’s called the “religious hypocrite” (with “smoke”). It consists of their vegetarian burger, “the Option” - which is two portobello mushrooms stuffed with cheese and deep fried - and topped with bacon (the hypocrisy!). The smoke is another secret option, which is deep friend jalapeños.
While we try to focus on our own stuff, sometimes stuff is just too good to not pass on!