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Important Information about cooking cultured Abalone Steaks

Our premium Red Abalone Steaks are 100% natural with no additives. The abalone are professionally tenderized on-site, there is no need to tenderize further as this will cause breakage.

Abalone has a mild flavor; any seasoning should be used very lightly as to not over-power the delicate and sweet flavor.

Abalone cooks very quickly and should be served promptly after cooking. If many portions are to be cooked, it is advisable to have more than one skillet heated and ready for cooking or the abalone should be cooked to order.

Always pre-heat the skillet and cook on high/med high heat. Wipe the skillet clean with a towel between batches if the butter begins to scorch. Serve immediately or place on warming tray for no more than five minutes.

Cooking with Live Abalone? Click here for instructions on Shucking and Tenderizing Abalone.

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Abalone Stew

Abalone Stew

Visit our friends at Giovanni's Fish Market for the recipe for this wonderful, savory abalone stew.

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Abalone Chowder

Abalone Chowder

Visit our friends at Giovanni's Fish Market for the recipe for this fantastic abalone chowder.

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Grilled Abalone Steak & Fruit Skewers

Grilled Abalone Steak & Fruit Skewers (as seen on The Food Network)

Ingredients:

  • 8 tenderized abalone steaks (1oz each)
  • fresh fruit: pineapple, peaches, pears

Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 1/2 cup mango juice
  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic

Prepare the marinade and reserve 1/3 of the mixture for a glaze. Marinate the abalone steaks for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Place the reserved marinade in a pan, add 2 Tbs brown sugar & 1 1/2 tsp of corn starch. Stir over low heat until thickened. Use this glaze as a finish for the fruit on the skewers while grilling.

Cube fresh pineapple, peaches, and pears. Assemble by placing 2 skewers about 2 inches apart and weaving the marinated abalone steaks onto the skewers so that the steaks will lie flat on the grill. Alternate with fruit between the steaks. Each double skewer can have 2 steaks.

High heat is required for abalone to cook properly. If it is not cooked quickly over high heat, it can become tough and rubbery. We suggest mesquite charcoal or a natural gas grill. Also, adjust the grilling surface close to the heat source.

Brush the fruit with the glaze. Grill over high heat for 1-2 minutes per side. Serve hot off the grill. Serving suggestion: place the skewers on a cutting board and slice each abalone steak in half so that you have two single skewers. Serves 2-4

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BBQ Abalone Hors d'oeuvres

BBQ Abalone Hors d'oeuvres

Ingredients:

  • thin sliced bacon
  • Jack, Pepper Jack, or fresh Mozzarella cheese cut into strips
  • 1 oz. Abalone steaks

Place the strips of bacon in a shallow pan in the oven at 350 for 5 - 10 minutes to cook off some of the fat; do not allow the bacon to crisp. Remove from oven, drain and let cool.

Place a strip of cheese along the edge of each steak and roll the steak around the cheese.

Roll a piece of bacon around each steak; cover as much of the exposed steak as possible. Cut off the extra bacon to use on the next steak. Secure the roll with a toothpick.

Grill until the bacon is lightly browned and the cheese begins to melt out the ends. Grill plain or with BBQ or grilling sauce.

Place hors d'oeuvres on a cutting board, remove the toothpick, slice in half an serve with cocktail toothpicks with your choice of chilled white wine or Syrah. Delectable!

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Abalone and Chanterelle Salad

Abalone and Chanterelle Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 lb chanterelles
  • 1 t. minced shallots
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Chicken or fish stock
  • 2 - 4 abalone steaks

Preheat oven to 450°F. Clean and slice mushrooms. Toss with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Spread on baking sheet; roast until tender.

Pour stock into a skillet to a depth of 1/2" and bring to simmer. Add abalone. Reduce heat and poach quickly for 10 seconds. Remove from liquid and let cool. Combine shallots with a pinch of salt and pepper and crush. Whisk in vinegar and oil. Adjust seasoning. Add abalone, mushrooms and tomatos; toss to coat. Serves 2.

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Abalone with Ginger Butter Sauce

Abalone with Ginger Butter Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 3 T. dry white wine
  • 3 T. white wine vinegar
  • 1 t. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 t. ginger purée
  • 6 - 8 abalone steaks
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Viola flowers or pansies for garnish (optional)

Melt 1 T of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté until transparent. Add the wine and vinegar. Cook until the mixture is reduced to about 1 T and is syrupy. Whisk in the cream. Reduce the heat to low.

Set aside 2 T of the butter. Cut the remaining butter into pieces. Whisk in the butter, piece by piece, working on and off the heat as necessary to keep the butter from melting before it is emulsified. Whisk in the ginger purée. Remove from heat. Keep warm in a very low oven or in the top of a double boiler over simmering water.

Lightly pat steaks dry with a paper towel. Coat both sides of steaks with flour and shake off excess. Melt the remaining 2 T of butter in a medium size skillet over medium-high heat. Place enough abalone in the skillet to cover the bottom. Cook for 30 - 60 seconds on each side until golden brown.

Immediately transfer the abalone to a warm serving platter. Pour the ginger butter sauce over the abalone. Garnish with flowers. Serve immediately. Serves 2.

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Abalone Almondine

Abalone Almondine

Ingredients:

  • 6 - 8 abalone steaks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup clarified butter
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Pour milk in a large shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl combine flour and ground almonds seasoned with salt and pepper. Pre-heat a heavy 12"- 14" skillet over moderate heat. Add enough clarified butter to the skillet to cover the bottom. Dip each abalone steak first into the milk, then the flour mixture, so that each piece is well coated. Sauté steaks on each side until golden brown; around 45 seconds per side. (Overcooking will cause the abalone to be tough.) As each steak is sautéed, remove from the skillet and place on a warm platter. Place platter in a warm oven.

In a heavy skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter and sauté the almonds over moderate heat for 4-6 minutes or until they are golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove the platter from the oven, pour the almonds and butter over the abalone. Sprinkle with lemon juice and parsley and serve at once. Serves 2.

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Lemon Caper Sauce

Lemon Caper Sauce

  • 2 T Butter
  • 1 T Capers
  • A dash of white wine
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice

Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel. Melt butter in the pre-heated skillet, add capers and lightly sauté for about 1 minute or until butter is light brown. Add lemon juice and white wine. Spoon sauce over abalone steaks.

If you are not a fan of capers, Chanterelle mushrooms are a perfect match with abalone.

Optional Sauce
  • Sliced Chanterelle mushrooms
  • butter
  • minced garlic, just a touch

Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel. Melt butter in the pre-heated skillet, add sliced mushrooms and minced garlic. Sauté over medium heat. As the mushrooms cook, a rich brown gravy will form in the skillet. Season to taste.

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Ocean Rose Abalone Steaks with Lemon Caper Sauce

Ocean Rose Abalone Steaks with Lemon Caper Sauce
(serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • Abalone steaks
  • crushed saltine crackers or panko
  • whole egg or egg whites
  • clarified butter
  • fresh lemon slices

Beat egg until slightly foamy. Dip abalone steaks in egg then crushed saltine crackers or panko to evenly coat both sides. Place the steaks on a tray and allow to rest at room temperature for at least 10 minutes. This helps to promote even cooking and a crispy texture to the coating.

Hint: It is important to pre-heat the skillet until almost smoking hot.

Pour enough clarified butter into a pre-heated skillet to cover the bottom. If you don’t have clarified butter use a mixture of 2/3 cooking oil and 1/3 whole butter. Place enough abalone to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook over high/med high heat until browned; about 1 minute each side. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the steaks before removing from the skillet. Serve immediately or place on warming tray for no more than five minutes.

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