March 12th is National Baked Scallops Day!
March 12th was National Baked Scallops Day, and we are thrilled about it! Scallops are a delicious seafood that has gained popularity over the years, which we love here at JB Hook’s. As the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know just what it takes to create the perfect, delicious meal from the sea. Read on to learn more about scallops and the delicious ways JB Hook’s like to prepare them!
What Are Scallops?
Scallops are one of the most popular kinds of shellfish across the world. Technically a mollusk, scallops belong to the same family as snails, sea slugs, octopi, mussels, and oysters. During their life in the ocean, scallops live and move by opening and closing their shells rapidly. Their shells also help them catch their own food - plankton.
The scallop’s adductor muscle is the part that we so thoroughly enjoy as one of our favorite seafood dishes. It is white and shaped like a medallion with sweet and rich flavors. They are often served in butter for an even more decadent flavor.
The part of the scallop that we enjoy in our cuisine is only one part of the shellfish. The other muscular part is called the “coral” or the “roe” and is pink or orange in color. This part of the scallop is bitter and can contain toxins, so it is not typically used for human consumption.
Enjoy Scallops at JB Hook’s!
Day Boat Scallops Rockefeller
Fresh dayboat scallops, lightly dusted in Cajun spices and pan-seared. Served over a bed of sauteed spinach, onion, and bacon in a sweet vermouth cream sauce. Finished with hollandaise.
Capellini Tutto Mare
Capellini pasta served with shrimp, clams, crab, scallops, mussels and mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce.
Tuscan Scallop Pasta
Dayboat Scallops, pan-seared with asparagus, peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms in a pesto cream sauce. Served over capellini pasta.
Fun Scallop Facts
Scallops are interesting creatures. Check out the fun fact below about this fascinating shellfish!
● The United States has the largest sea scallop fishery in the world and can produce 56 million pounds of meat.
● The top ports for sea scallops are in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia.
● Scallops are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs and release both eggs and sperm at the same time for fertilization.
● Each ring on a scallop’s shell represents a year of growth.
● Scallops can live 20+ years!
Seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks
For the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, come to JB Hook’s. We are a delicious fine dining restaurant that proudly serves fresh seafood along with an outstanding atmosphere, live music, and gorgeous lake views. Enjoy a wonderful evening at JB Hook’s and celebrate National Baked Scallops Day!
2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049