There are two types of scallops: Bay scallop and sea scallop. The bay variety are smaller (about the size of a dime) and more tender, while sea scallops are larger. We sell the scallops by the pound. 80-120 per pound for bay scallop, 20-30 count per pound for the sea scallop. Sold in 1 pound or 3 pound increments. Ships as individually quick frozen. (IQF)
When cooking scallops, it’s important to note that methods differ slightly for bay and sea scallops. With sea scallops’ chewier texture, they lend themselves better to searing, in order to create a just-right crispy exterior. Sweeter, more delicate bay scallops cook quickly and are best for quick sautés, broiling, and gentle poaching.