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Oysters vs scallops

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by Tanya, May 1, 2014.

  1. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    It is so much easier for me to have scallops then oysters (availability, opening them up, and most of all the taste). Scallops are no doubt are my favorite food. When I compared them to oysters, I don't see much of a difference in their nutritional value. So, if I am still not too crazy about oysters, are scallops is the next best thing or are they equal in that regard. Someone, please, educate me:confused:
  2. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Tanya, do you eat the scallops raw?
  3. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    nothing beats oysters for a reversal.
  4. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    I just could not do it raw, Sally:( However, I hardly cook them that much - about 30 sec. each side and I love them that way....Do I still waste it though, what do you think?
  5. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Even if they are not raw, but lightly steamed?
  6. nicld

    nicld Gold

    I am with you Tanya. I prefer scallops too. None of my local grocery stores carry fresh oysters so my option is canned. Unfortunately the scallops are frozen too. I use both in my seafood bisque along with mussels, I really like mussels too.
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  7. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    I am relieved to hear that, Nicole.:) Still, I know that we are way outnumbered by everyone's dedication to oysters here.... I really enjoy so much more eating scallops then oysters. I wish somebody would just compare them side by side and explain why the oysters deserve the #1 spot.
  8. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    read the current blog comments........then come talk to me.
  9. NeilBB

    NeilBB New Member

    I can tell you this Tanya. The part of the scallop that is generally eaten is just the adductor muscle. It corresponds to just the little chewy knob portion on the oyster. The whole scallop is huge, much larger than an oyster, and the rest of the scallop's body is almost always discarded when they clean it, unless you are getting them in the huge shells. So eating a scallop the way we normally eat it is more like eating a "steak from the sea," (its pretty much all muscle meat), than it is eating the whole animal like in the case of the oyster (sans shell). The way we eat mussels is closer to oysters, except that we rarely eat mussels raw.
  10. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

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  11. JackFrake

    JackFrake Gold

    A much more 'dense' option would be 'surf and surf'...

    Put the scallop in the oyster and slurp it all up. -
    "Coconut" (song) remix

    Goes well w/ the lime and coconut too.
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  12. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Thank you very much, Neil.:) Jack, I think I got it now - it is certainly a very important distinction to consider....I guess, I'll just have to close my eyes and think of something pleasant and just take my medicine (oops, oysters) ;)
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  13. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    So an oyster is more nose-to-tail eating than a scallop would be. :)
    Thanks Neil! I didn't know that about scallops, since all the shells I have beachcombed are of the smaller variety.
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  14. Grmoline

    Grmoline Gold

    I watched an episode of a documentary here, Monkey Planet I think it was called. It showed a bunch of monkeys who have adapted to a seafood diet - oysters included. They'd bash the shells using rocks and slurp up the contents. Could be we are witnessing the building of a brain?
  15. Danco3636

    Danco3636 Silver

    I am addicted to having oysters every day now. :)
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  16. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Josh should chime in here about my proposed experiment for manilla.
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  17. Josh

    Josh Gold

    1. Take 1 Monkey
    2. Put Transcranial magnetic stimulation over the Broca's area
    3. Feed it seafood while running the mag stim on Broca's for a few years until it starts talking......
  18. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Yes.......we are going to do this.
  19. Martin

    Martin Gold

    Forget the monkey, I'll volunteer!
  20. Josh

    Josh Gold

    Just ate some oysters of unknown provenance. Working on the Wairano, etc. angle.....
    Last edited: May 2, 2014
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