General English


  • One of a series of segments of a circle, used in decorative patterns.


  • A bivalve mollusc of the Pectinidae family with an almost circular white to brown shell with a distinctive straight hinge varying in diameter from 7.5 to 20 cm. After scrubbing and washing they are baked at 150°C for 10 minutes to open the shell. After opening and detaching from the rounded upper shell, the beard is removed, the scallop separated from the lower shell and the black intestinal sac removed. The shell and flesh with the orange roe are well washed to remove all traces of sand. Usually served on the shell and have a delectable flavour and soft texture. They must not be overcooked. There are over 400 species worldwide.