Because scallops act like a sponge, many processors soak their scallops in water, adding water weight, increasing the size and flattening the taste. Additionally, those processors typically use a solution containing Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STP), which acts as a water retentive agent. Do you want to pay $8.00 to $12.00 a pound for water? Do you want your fresh seafood to have a chemical added to it? Neither do we.
Harbor Fish Market sells you true, all natural, unadulterated scallops which are better flavored and do not shed abnormal amounts of water when you cook them. Of course the natural scallop is more expensive, but you are not purchasing water! When you buy scallops in a market or order them in a restaurant, ask if they are processed or soaked.