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October 2nd is National Fried Scallops Day
you're looking for something to do today then I hope you like seafood
because it's National Fried Scallops Day! Ah yes, we finally get
to celebrate a real meal! Let's get right into celebrating
National Fried Scallops Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, think of all the people you know that love seafood...
that's a lot of people, huh? And a lot of those same people would
probably admit that they love a good fried scallop or ten of them. So
what do you think the next step would be for such a beloved meal?
That's right; a group of scallop lovers got together, set up this
holiday and now we all have an excuse to eat fried scallops today!
But what is a scallop? I mean, if you're going to eat it then you
might as well know what it is, right? Well, it's a mollusk that has
nicely colored, fan-shaped shells. In fact, the name scallop comes from
the Old French term escalope, which literally means shell. And these
aren't lazy mollusks; they're pretty active swimmers! I actually just
had to go watch a video of a scallop swimming around.
you're chomping on some scallops then chances are they came from one of
three places: the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Northeastern
United States or Eastern Canada, or from the waters surrounding China
and Japan. And a lot of people will drag what's called a dredge across
the ocean floor to collect scallops, but this can damage the ocean
floor and makes the scallops taste a bit gritty. So it's no wonder that
scallops hand-caught by divers are becoming more popular in the market
today. Now that you know what they are, are you ready to eat?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, clear your schedule
for tonight and go out to eat! I'm willing to bet that most sit-down
restaurants around you will probably have scallops on the menu, but you
might want to play it safe and go to a seafood restaurant. Then all you
have to do is ask for some kind of fried scallops and you're set! That
was easy, huh? But you're always welcome to make some at home
too! You have the option of deep frying them or frying them in a pan;
it's up to you. If you want to go with a slightly healthier option then
you'll want to skip the deep fryer! But look up a recipe online and
find a good batter to roll these babies in.
Then I think you
should invite some friends and family over; don't be a pig and eat them
all yourself! Have a nice dinner party, catch up with your friends and
just relax as you chew on your wonderful seafood. And if you're not the
classiest of folk then take a look at your scallops for a moment...
what would they be perfect for? Pick one up, take aim at someone's
mouth and toss that puppy in there! Sure, it will make a mess but at
least you had fun with your dinner! Have a great day and enjoy