Cooking Abalone Right

There are many ways to cook Abalone. It can be as easy as frying it up in a skillet, or Barbequing it  whole. It can also be a complicated method such as butterflying, stuffing and then baking it in the oven or over a grill. You can cook it in butter, grease, shortening, vegetable or olive oil, or you can Saute it in clam sauce. No matter how you decide to cook it, there is one thing that you must not do to it. Do Not Over Cook It!

Abalone is best cooked fast over a medium high heat and only as long as it takes to get a little color to it. Go beyond that and it will be dry and tough! We are going to begin our recipes page with one of our favorites and then we will be adding new recipes as we go along. If you have a recipe you would like to share, send it to us and we'll add it to our website. Meanwhile, check back here often for new and creative ways to prepare one of the most sought after sea food delights on earth. 

Pan Fried Abalone

One of the most popular methods of cooking Abalone is also one of the easiest. Pan Frying Abalone is as easy as it comes. You only need to be careful to not over cook it. Follow along as we explain a simple yet very acceptable way to prepare a feast of Abalone fit for Kings.
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As pictured to the right here, you will need a container such as a pie pan or a platter to put your flour and seasonings into. (You can even do this in a zip lock bag which works very good too). Use any seasoning you like, but usually just a little onion and garlic powder along with a bit of pepper mixed into the flour is plenty of seasoning. You don't want to mask the natural flavor of the Abalone.

Take your Abalone steaks one at a time and lay them in the flour and make sure to cover it well, then turn it over and do the same to other side.

You should already have a large skillet on the burner over medium high heat with about a quarter inch of melted butter, olive oil, or (butter flavored) Crisco shortening ready to put your flour coated Abalone into.Pan Frying Abalone 03

Once you have coated the Abalone in flour, give it a little jiggle to shake off any excess and then lay it in the hot skillet. Repeat this step quickly until you have three or four pieces in the skillet. Now you should be able to turn the first pieces over to cook on the other side for about 45 seconds or until golden brown (the cooking time will vary according to temperature). Are you seeing a rhythmic process flow yet? You will be only able to cook about two skillets full of steaks before you need to clean out some of the dredging s that will begin to build up and burn in the skillet. If necessary, you can also add a little more butter or oil at this time and let it heat up good before you add the next batch. Keep this flow going until all your Abalone is done.


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Pan Fried Abalone 01To make your meal complete, serve up your delicacy nice and hot, and have a some fresh sliced lemon wedges to squeeze over it. Add some home made french fries and a nice vegetable such as home grown Green Beans, a good wine and you will enjoy a feast fit for a King!



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