I bought some really fresh live scallops from the pier today. I was planning on making something with them immediately as it is best when absolutely fresh. However plans change and I wasn't able to cook them. This leaves me with a couple options:
I.)Store live and then prepare them the next day the same way I would have otherwise.
II.)Process them now by taking out muscle and discarding the rest and then keep the muscles in the fridge.
Intuitively it would seem like its best to keep them alive as long as possible. If this is the case then what is the best way to store them?
Note that I am not trying to preserve them very long. Just pushing back my plans by one day.