Pre-Shift Glossary

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Scallops, Mano De Leon

Latin Name: Nodipecten subnodosus

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Giant Rock Scallop, Purple Hinge Scallop, Mano De Leon (Lion's Paw).


TABLESIDE - Firm yet rich with a sweet finish

Moist, Firm, Succulent, Sweet

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - From small fishing villages along the northern part of the Baja Peninsula, Day Boat Fishermen set out in small Wooden Pangas for a day of hand lining and scallop diving. The honor of tradition and familial unity are drivers in this amazing Day Boat program. 

THE SCALLOP - The Mano de Leon or “Paw of the Lion” is aptly named by Latino fishermen for the scallops large size and orange coloration similar to that of a lions paw. These scallops have absolutely no chemical and are tacky and they glisten.  When cooked slightly medium, they are moist and have a distinct flavor reminiscent of the ocean.  This scallop is a fantastic compliment to any menu and will wow your customers. 

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Range & Habitat:

Southern California & Mexico


Baja Peninsula & Gulf of California


Baja Peninsula Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hand Cultivated