Scallops are fan-shaped bivalves with a pleasing geometric shape, and they are found in all the world’s oceans. Most are free-living, active swimmers using jet propulsion to move, but some attach to structures and others bury themselves in the sand using an extensible foot. The word “scallop” is derived from the old French “escalope” meaning “shell”. Scallops have up to 100 eyes around the edge of their mantles. These respond to light and dark allowing them to detect changing patterns of light and motion and thus moving objects. Scallops feed on plankton using a filter mechanism and are themselves predated upon by starfish, crabs, lobsters and fish. Source: BBC Nature
- Sea scallops
- Olive oil
Shred the garlic on the medium grater.
Chop the cilantro.
Squeeze the juice from half of the lemon.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix all ingredients (cilantro, garlic, lemon juice )
Salt and pepper sea scallops to taste.
Heat up a frying pan and put the green mixture.
Then add the sea scallops and mix all.
Cook for 7 minutes until golden brown.
Enjoy scallops with cilantro sauce recipe!