Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

A simple bay scallop gratin recipe with prosciutto, fennel, shallots, lemon, fresh herbs and bread crumbs adapted from Ina Garten. ~~~ Scallops are a weekend-only meal for us. I like to think of them as too special for weeknights. When I see fresh-looking ones from the U.S. (not Mexico or Asia) at the fish counter, …

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A quick, traditional recipe for scallops from my Massachusetts childhood that highlights their richness and sweetness. ~~~ I’m from scallop country — southeastern Massachusetts. We say “scollup”, not “scahllup.” The capital of this country is New Bedford, about 35 miles south of my hometown. New Bedford is still a major commercial fishing port, known for its …

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