Summer is the season when red scallops will appear a lot in O Loan lagoon, Tuy An, Phu Yen. And at this time, people living here will wear glasses and dive into the lagoon to catch red scallops and bring them back. Part of it is to cook food, part is to go to the market to sell at night to earn a living.
According to the narrators of the fishermen here, it only takes half an hour to get under the water to have a few pounds of scallops. Every baby scorpion is about the size of the mouth of a slice of rice. Scallop meat is always fresh, red and easy to distinguish from other types of scallops. That is why they are called red scallops.
Red scallops usually live at the bottom of the lagoon, where there is a lot of mud. Therefore, when catching scallops, people have to go through a cleaning step to be able to wash away the sand. Any dish when cooked with scallops is very delicious and extremely attractive.
But the most delicious and most loved dish is still called scallop porridge. This is the perfect dish to enjoy on hot days. More specifically, the way to prepare this dish is also very simple, not too picky as many people think.
Each red scallop after being caught, people will use a sharp object to be able to pry their shells and get the meat. The discarded part is thrown away. The way to pry the red scallop is quite similar to the way to pry the oyster. However, prying red scallops will be a bit more difficult because the scallop shells are thinner.
If other types of seafood such as oysters, shrimp, etc., before cooking porridge, you will need to fry the dried onions for aroma, then cooking red scallop porridge is completely different. Because the meat of red scallops is smaller and smaller, so when cooking porridge, people need to leave the whole whole thing without stir-frying. If so, scallop meat is delicious, fresh, sweet and has the most intense flavor.
To cook a delicious pot of red scallop porridge, during the cooking process, there needs to be a blend of ingredients and spices. And especially the red scallop porridge needs to be cooked with fresh coconut water. After the rice is washed, put it on the stove to cook with fresh coconut water. Wait until it makes a popping sound, then pour in all the red scallop meat and mix it up on low heat. Wait for the porridge to boil for a few minutes, then begin to re-season the seasoning to suit your mouth. When everything is right, turn off the stove and take it out and enjoy the red scallop porridge.
Usually, people will add flavor to the red scallop porridge by adding a little chopped cilantro and a little black pepper powder. Scallop porridge must be eaten while it is still hot to be able to fully feel the attractive and delicious flavor of this dish.
A pot of red scallop porridge with the characteristic, sweet flavor of fresh scallop meat, fragrant coconut water, mixed with a little finely chopped cilantro and black pepper will create a perfect and nutritious dish. make everyone fall in love.