Wedding Scallop

November 28, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Weird 840 views

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Marga’s boss recently gave us a simple, but thoughtful, wedding gift. As you may recall (and if you attended, how could you forget?), one of the dishes at our wedding meal was a Scallop Au Gratin. Her boss actually saved the shell that the restaurant served him full of creamy cheese, cleaned it up, wrote our names and the date of the wedding in the smooth interior of the shell, and gave it to us as a souvenir of the day.
Vieiras gratinadas

This is how it was served at the wedding. I took this photo when we went to try out the wedding menu before the event.

Wedding Scallop 1

The cleaned outside of the shell.

Wedding Scallop 2

Our names and the date.

Pretty simple, but no one else thought to do it.

  • The scallop ranks as one of my very favorite foods. I imagine you’re aware of the iconic importance of its shell a little to your west? Now you just need to have a romantic weekend getaway in Santiago de Compostela.

  • Indeed, I am familar with the iconic importance. Hard not to be around these parts. The reason for the association is unknown to me. But Wikipedia isn’t sure either, so I don’t feel too bad.

    We visited Santiago de Compostela in Easter 2006, and I had a blog entry about it in my pre-Wordpress blog, but that’s been lost. We’d definitely love to go back. That town has a unique charm to it.

  • Jake

    That is very impressive…sometimes the simplest things are the most thoughtful.

  • Another interesting thing I learned lately that’s kind of on topic. Whenever my in-laws have a paella or something with clams, they save the shells, grind them up, and feed them to their chickens. This apparently makes the shells of the eggs they lay stronger, so the break accidentally less often. Neat, huh?

  • Betsy

    I thought I knew about this practice – the calcium is good for the shell production. Just to be sure, I googled the question and got 1,470,000 responses. There are many, many, many websites devoted to chicken feed. Who knew? One I looked at recommended feeding them eggshells. Sort of cannablistic, I think.