Scallops have sweet, rich meat that is medium to firm in texture. They are available both off the shell and in the half shell. Scallops on the half shell can be steamed with Asian flavours or grilled with butter or a lemon and herb crumb. Off shell scallops are best briefly grilled, fried, barbequed, or seared on a high heat to create a golden crust without overcooking. Hervey Bay Scallops, also known as Saucer Scallops, have a smoother, rounder shell, and are found in Northern Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. Product of Australia.