National Baked Scallops Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this dish. Baked scallops are a very popular seafood dish today. It can often be found on the menus of many restaurants. The holiday is celebrated on March 12.
The main feature of scallops as a food is their unusually sweet taste. In the 17th century, Americans knew about them, but the specific taste did not take root in society. Fishermen’s families preferred to eat fish, lobsters, clams, but not scallops.
Society’s tastes gradually changed and in the 19th century scallops began to gain popularity. The first recipe with these seafood appeared in Miss Beecher’s cookbook, which saw the light of day in 1846. Scallops cooked in different ways (stewed, baked, pickled, etc.) were often found in seaside towns.
In the 20th century, many French restaurants picked up the idea of scallops, turning a simple seafood into an exquisite dish. Today they are often served in combination with various side dishes, herbs, mushrooms, etc.
- The most popular version of scallops is fried in butter.
- It is customary to eat scallop muscle.
- Scallops are rich in protein. They contain many minerals as well as vitamins A, E, PP and B vitamins. They are considered a dietary product because they are extremely low in carbohydrates and fats.
How to celebrate
Visit restaurants/cafes to try baked scallops. You can make the dish yourself and surprise your family and friends. Recipes can easily be found on the Internet.
Tell us about National Baked Scallops Day on social media. Ask other users how they prefer to eat scallops. Whether they even like this kind of seafood.
When is National Baked Scallops Day celebrated in 2024?
National Baked Scallops Day is observed on March 12 each year.