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Specifically, the larger version associated with the French coquilles St-Jacques, and with St James and the pilgrimage to Compostela; they're also called conchiglie di San Giacomo.

Italians prepare them as the French do, and in many other ways too (or just eat them raw). The smaller scallops are called canestrelli.

Fish & Seafood

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Giorgio Minguzzi