Step 1

Use a knife to cut through the muscle holding the top and bottom shells together. Open up and remove the upper shell.

Step 2

Remove the coral and beard, the parts you won’t use, with your thumbs.

Step 3

Rinse the shell under cold running water to remove any sand. Remove the scallop with a spoon, rinse it and dry it.

Step 4

Seal the scallop in a vacuum bag with a dash of olive oil, salt and pepper and cook.