I haven't read all the way through, so sorry if i repeat anything...:-)Ok, I am not, at all, a big seafood person, so I never get adventurous. I have never had scallops. What are they similar to?
I've done crab, lobster, and shrimp (like) clams, mussels, oysters, cockles(sp?), and some other ones like those (DISLIKE) Octopus and calamari are yucky. White fish is o...k... and dark fish is gross.
Soooo would I like scallops?
They are sometimes called Marshmallows of teh Sea. they are firm, more like a piece of halibut would be, they're not flaky like fish though. they do get a sweet flavor to them when htye're cooked. they're easy to cook, just a couple minutes per side, salt & pepper and real butter. soemtime if you make it to a quality restaurant, ask if you could try one. if you buy them from a store, better to get them from a fish monger or someplace like whole foods and not from teh safeway/albertson's/etc.
and i agree wiht you on octopus & calamari. just on prinicple of their texture i don't like them!