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Different types of scallops

Scallops, classified by their shell size, range from 7.5 to 10 cm up to the great scallops available in the northern hemisphere, which can grow as large as 15 cm. The coral, or roe (eggs), is prized for its sweet creamy taste and striking color. Scallops can be sliced in half horizontally if large but Australia scallops are generally left whole. They need only very brief cooking. 1-2 minutes deep-fried, grilled or poached; 2-3 minutes sauteed. Heat the coral for a few seconds at the end of the cooking time.

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16:20:21 on 09/29/08 by Webmaster - Quick Cooking Tips -