OK, so sad to say, I watched Hell's Kitchen (I know I know) but I have a question relating to the scallops here...
Living in a coastal fishing town, where the scallop draggers are bringing in dayboat sea scallops.. we would find it heinous to cut them in half like they show on this program.
We sear them and throw them in the oven for a bit to finish.
Is this a regional thing where folks are cutting them in half like that? I've never seen it before in all my years in kitchens around here.
Maybe we're spoiled? After all, we're waiting on the docks for the boats where the scallops are so sweet we really don't even need to cook them. Thoroughly confusing to me.