Over the years, I have decided that scallops are a favorite special occasion food that doesn’t, as it turns out, require too much work to make delectable. Before this realization I was kind of lukewarm when it came to these bivalves. The truth is — and I say this to everyone, so forgive me if you’ve heard it before — that anything we really don’t like is probably a food scar. Someone prepared the thing poorly, often under- or over-cooking it, and it is up to us to come to terms with that reality and charge forward: brave and hopeful that there can be a fantastic experience to be had, just around the corner.
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