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Western Australian Scallops

Story: Western Australian Scallops
Episode: 5
Presenter: Stuart Laws
Air Date: 1st November 2020

WA is home to some of the best seafood in the world, and it doesn’t get much better than our highly sought-after saucer scallops caught in Shark Bay waters.

  • Shark Bay is located around 800km north of Perth and has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Strict measures are in place there to ensure scallops are around for all of us to enjoy in the future.
  • Once caught, these scallops are processed at sea and snapped frozen, making them the freshest scallops you can get.
  • The roe off scallop has an attractive creamy colour and the texture is soft and tender.
  • You can buy Sea Harvest scallops as meat or on the half shell.
  • Shuck the white side off first, cutting through the adductor muscle.
  • Spread a little bit of butter over the meat to stop them from sticking.
  • Put them straight down on the grill. The scallops will steam and seal nicely so that you don’t lose any of the flavour.
  • Turn your scallops over and season with sea salt and garlic butter
  • Don’t overcook your scallops. They will taste the same raw as they do fully cooked.
  • Top them with fresh garlic and serve with a salsa made from a tomato, chilli, onion, oregano and sherry vinegar.

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