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National Baked Scallops Day

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March 12
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March 12 marks the celebration of National Baked Scallops Day – a special day dedicated to the delicious seafood dish. Scallops have been around since ancient times and have been enjoyed by many cultures across the world. Baked scallops are especially beloved for their rich, buttery flavor and tender texture. Whether you're a seafood lover or not, this is one holiday that can't be missed!

History of National Baked Scallops Day

National Baked Scallops Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Use of Scallops</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scallops have been a part of human diets for centuries, with scallop shells found on archaeological sites dating back to the 1500s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction to American Cuisine</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scallops start making their way into American cookbooks in the 1800s, with scallop dishes gaining popularity especially along the coastlines.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity in French Cuisine</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scallops, including baked variations, become a classic component of French cuisine, inspiring many chefs and home cooks around the world.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gourmet Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1990s, baked scallops become a gourmet trend, served as a delicacy in upscale seafood restaurants across the globe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Home Cooking Movement</div><div class='timeline-text'>As home cooking and DIY grows in the 2010s, more people start making baked scallops at home, resulting in a vast array of diverse and creative recipes.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Baked Scallops Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own scallops</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making scallops is not difficult. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the scallops and pat them dry with paper towels. Place them in a baking dish and season to taste. Then bake for about 10 minutes until the scallops are cooked through.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for scallops</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a restaurant near you that serves baked scallops and go out for a special dinner. Make sure to bring your appetite because you won't want to miss out on this delicious seafood.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a scallop bake-off</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and have a scallop bake-off. Everyone can bring their favorite ingredients, and the person with the best dish wins! This is a great way to get creative in the kitchen and have some fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore different types of scallops</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Scallops come in many varieties, so why not try all of them? Try baked, steamed, grilled, or sautéed scallops. Try different recipes to see which one suits your taste buds the best.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go scalloping</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your nearest beach or estuary, rent a boat, and go scalloping! Scalloping is a fun way to explore bodies of water and find these delicious seafood treasures.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Baked Scallops Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Scallops are a healthy choice</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Scallops are an excellent source of lean protein, providing essential vitamins and minerals as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Baking them is a healthy way to prepare them without adding extra fat or calories.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Scallops are quick & easy to prepare</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Baked scallops can be made in no time at all! All you need is some butter, garlic, salt, pepper and your favorite herbs and spices. Then simply sprinkle on the seasoning mix and bake for about 10 minutes until cooked through.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Scallops are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When prepared properly, baked scallops can be juicy and flavorful. The tender flesh absorbs the buttery goodness from the seasonings for an amazing taste that's hard to beat! Plus, it's an elegant yet simple dish that makes a great addition to any meal.</p></div></div>

5 Unearthed Facts about National Baked Scallops Day

National Baked Scallops Day FAQs

When is National Baked Scallops Day?

National Baked Scallops Day is celebrated on March 12 every year. In 2024 National Baked Scallops Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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