scallops

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by redvan, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. redvan

    redvan

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    Hi all,
    I had some scallops in the fridge but one thing after another kept coming up and I forgot about them. Today (more than a full week later) I discovered them pushed to the back of the fridge.
    They were watery but were not slimy or smelly. In fact they smelled like scallops, as fresh as the day I bought them.
    My wife refuses to eat them now saying they're too old.
    So, are they too old to eat?

    Red.
     
  2. chefedb

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    If they were water or wet packed they are treated with a preservative. Dry are not. Cook 1 and taste it .

    If  the fridge was real cold they should be alright.
     
  3. koukouvagia

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    The back of the fridge is the coldest part of the fridge.  They may be ok.
     
  4. mike9

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    Read the ingredients - if they were packed in water and phosphate they are "wet".  I'm with Ed - try one and see, but when in doubt - throw it out.
     
  5. brianshaw

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    Im with your wife. I'm not convinced that dangerous pathogens can always be tasted. Those scallops have seen better days.
     
  6. cheflayne

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    I would not eat them. Too long and improper storage. Store shucked scallops in a zip lock bag on a bed of ice, replacing ice frequently as it melts, for 2-3 days max. Most home refrigerators operate around 40F and seafood stores best at 32F.