Scallops

Scallops

Scientific Name: Pecten novaezealandiae.
Also known as: Hotategai (Japan), Coquille Saint-Jaques (France).
Characteristics: Firm white flesh with bright orange roe. New Zealand Scallops are processed, packed and sold with the roe on.
Description: The upper shell is flat and the lower shell convexed. The shells are "scalloped" with radiating ridges. Colour; pink, white, mauve and brown.
Main Season: August to February.