Snackshot of the Day: Scallops

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Dennis Wilkinson

Scallops sizzling in a pan.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of scallops in a pan. When shopping for scallops, always look for dry scallops, usually labeled as "chemical free" or "dry packed." Otherwise, the scallops have been soaked in a solution for whitening and absorbed a lot of liquid. As a result, the liquid will get released when cooking and you'll get steamed scallops rather than seared.

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