Bay Scallop Season Starts Saturday, Here Are Five Recipes To Try

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Barbells and Bellinis
Harvest scallops? Plop 'em atop some risotto.
Yesterday, the same day the Supreme Court ruled the federal same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, Rick Scott announced his own batch of monumental news: Bay scallop season is starting early this year -- not on July 1, but on June 29.

"By moving the recreational date up, we'll provide families and visitors with an extra weekend to enjoy the scallop season, which will benefit jobs and families along the coast," said the governor in a press release issued by his office.

There is no commercial harvest of bay scallops in Florida, but you can collect up to two gallons of whole bay scallops (or one pint of meat) per person per day. The season runs through September 24.

Since this radical date change can be quite unsettling, we've decided to help where we can -- in the kitchen. Once you've collected two gallons of scallops this Saturday, try them in one of these five recipes.

Aran Goyoaga
Pretty scallops via the prettiest blog on the Internet, Cannelle et Vanille
Roasted Scallops with Breadcrumbs and Bacon
Cookbook writer Aran Goyoaga, formerly a resident of Palm Beach County, cooks some of the prettiest things on the Internet on her blog Cannelle et Vanille. These scallops have bacon in them -- and they're also gluten-free. Sold.

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