Scallops are more than 80 percent protein. One 3-ounce serving provides 20 grams of protein and just 95 calories. They’re also a good source of both magnesium and potassium (clams and oysters provide similar benefits). In addition to their delectable taste, scallops also contain a variety of nutrients that can promote your cardiovascular health, plus provide protection against colon cancer.
Since scallops are extremely perishable, they are usually shelled, washed and frozen as soon as they are caught. To defrost frozen scallops, place them in milk (or water) that has been boiled and removed from the heat. Alternatively, they can be placed in the refrigerator to defrost.