Tim and Chris stumbled across some uber fresh local scallops yesterday when out shopping. I curried them and we devoured almost all rather greedily for dinner last evening. We rarely splurge out on scallops these days, and no-one I know will eat the imported frozen ones that are available...one likes to know exactly where the scallops have been harvested from, the water quality etc...anyway, regardless of the country of origin, frozen ones lose their sweetness and delicious texture immediately, as do Rock Lobster (Crayfish to us).
There is a reasonable tub of leftovers however, so this evening we are having the remainder with rice...Oh! I just love it when dinner is already almost fully prepared in the fridge! All I need to do is cook some rice and reheat the scallops...such a treat!
I can remember when I was a child and scallops were much more affordable...Dad would take a large billy can down to the Hobart wharves and get it filled for "a couple of bob" by local fishermen direct from their boats...having them served in a curry sauce, or better still in a pie still remains my favourite method of preparing them, unless of course one is indulging in a much more sophisticated offering and eating them raw with some fresh lime and chili as a simple ceviche, or as steamed dumplings with a little garlic chives, or simply grilled and served in a salad...oh, must stop, I am making myself hungry! I'm off to cook some rice...