National Baked Scallops Day

Anyone who has watched one of the many cooking shows on television will most likely be familiar with fried scallops. After all, it’s a dish that’s commonly made by celebrity chefs. What most people will likely be less familiar with, however, are baked scallops, and we feel that’s just a shame.

Baked scallops are quick to make, and they have a buttery taste and crisp texture that most people are going to be unable to resist. If you don’t believe us, then you can take the time to make some when you celebrate National Baked Scallops Day on March 12th.

Interesting Facts About Scallops

We’ve gathered together a nice collection of scallop facts that we just can’t help but share here. Let’s take a look at them before we begin to talk about celebrating this holiday.

  • National Fried Scallops Day falls on October 2.
  • Scallops have lightweight and thin shells, whereas oysters have heavier, thicker shells.
  • The top ports for U.S. scallop production are New Bedford, Massachusetts; Cape May, New Jersey; and Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Scallops’ abductor muscle isn’t used to filter water, so they aren’t susceptible to toxins like mussels and clams are.
  • A single bay scallop can produce up to two million eggs.

Observing National Baked Scallops Day

Although cooking shows make it look like it’s extremely difficult to cook scallops, the truth of the matter is that it’s not that difficult to make them at home. As long as a person learns the proper technique for baking them and takes their time, they should have no problem making a great plate of baked scallops.

So, everyone who wants to celebrate National Baked Scallops Day can start by buying some quality scallops and then taking the time to make them. People can also celebrate this holiday by spreading the word about it online using the hashtag #NationalBakedScallopsDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 12 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
March 12 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
March 12 Sunday
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