Why would scallops taste like ammonia?

Chef's answer
Seafood here: The ammonia-like smell is because the fish is not fresh. It is a product of decomposition. Don't eat it if it smells like that.
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If you'd like your steak medium-rare, it should feel like your cheek: tender and soft but still fleshy (as opposed to raw, which would be just soft). If you want a medium steak, touch your chin: The steak should still be tender, but with some resistance.
The outside of the bread looks firm and browned, but you can't see what state the inside is without cutting into it. If you cut a slice and realize the inside is not fully cooked, is there any way to save the loaf? Luckily, bread can be re-baked, and put back in the oven if it is underdone.
Well-done steaks are cooked thoroughly and can even have a charred on the outside. They have a grayish-brown color throughout with no sign of pink. They are cooked on a slow heat to keep the steak from becoming tough. Meat that is well done is cooked to 165 degrees.
If your raw salmon has a strong smell, it's probably gone bad. The fishy smell will be pretty obvious, and bad salmon smells rather ammonia-like if it's not a good idea to cook it. Fresh salmon won't have such a strong smell and instead has more of a mild scent, so this is a good first sign of spoilage.
The colors that show up in the deepest water are greens, blues and blacks. All glow lures glow green. In addition, Ultra Violet colors can be added to your tackle box, as they show up at all depths. While we can't see UV colors, salmon see them very well.
If you are fortunate enough to find live scallops in the shell, they should have a clean ocean smell (not fishy), and open shells should shut when tapped, a sign that the scallops are alive. ... Bay scallops should be a light pink to light orange, and sea scallops should be cream-colored or light pink.
Though the scent of fresh ground beef is barely perceptible, rancid meat has a tangy, putrid odor. Once it goes bad, it's no longer safe to eat.
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