Scallops

The white pearl of St Brieuc bay

Fall in love with the gourmets’ favourite !

Coquille Saint Jacques de la Baie de St Brieuc ©N. Job

The scallop, or Pecten Maximus, occurs naturally in the Channel, the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic. Because of their specific local habitat, scallops from the Bay of St Brieuc contain no coral. There are so many delicious way to prepare this gastronomes’ favourite: grilled, pan-fried, marinated, carpaccio... Indulge yourself !

 

Where to find scallops ?

Available at local fishmongers and markets.

From 1st October to 14th May you can go shellfish gathering at times of the grandes marées when the tidal coefficient is high.  Please make sure to respect the regulations regarding size (minimum 11cm) and quantity (maximum 30 scallops per person per day, gathered or dived).

Chef’s tip

1 minute on each side ! That’s all it takes to cook a scallop in a hot pan ;)

An expert’s advice

Local fisherman Dominique le Bellec tells us about the scallop !

The expert’s view