The St. Jacob scallops

The St. Jacob scallops have many species. The name of Saint-Jacques comes from Spain. The medieval pilgrims of Saint-Jacques brought these shells on their return from Compostela as proof of their visit. The scallop shell can reach a diameter of 15 cm. The animal itself has a white / cream color and bright orange eggs (Coral). France, England and Scotland are the main producing countries. They accompany very well when grilled, or “au gratin”. When fresh from the water, they are also eaten raw.