So yesterday I went to my local fishmonger and bought what I thought were beautiful sea scallops. They were $13.99/lb and they looked large, plump and inviting. I got them home and cleaned them, and dried them off as best I could using paper towels. I left them drying in paper towels for a half hour as they came up to room temp. Then I seasoned them and put them into a screaming hot pan with olive oil. Each scallop had at least 1.5in space around it, the pan was not crowded. Immediately the bottom of the pan was bubbling with liquid and this liquid would not evaporate. Of course I couldn't get a sear until all the liquid evaporated... eventually! Then I turned them over and same thing, pan full of liquid! I was screaming angry! The scallops that were once plump and big were now the size of a quarter, they had reduced in size by at least half. And then there was the taste of ammonia. Obviously these were not good scallps, heck they might not have been scallops at all. My question is, what do I say to the fishmonger? I usually get good stuff from him. Should I inform him of how these turned out, or does he already "know?" Will this impact my relationship with him in the future? What would you say?