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Bodegadawg Oct 29, 2008 04:49 PM

I was considering buying some FARM RAISED Abalone. They are little 2 to 3 inches. So while I of course know the pounding and quick frying that you do with bigger abs, I am clueless about how to prepare the little ones. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Bodegadawg Oct 29, 2008 06:55 PM

    Stir fry with some garlic and onions, or batter them up and deep-fry.

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      mpalmer6c RE: ipsedixit Oct 29, 2008 07:24 PM

      Yeah, you still have to pound it. There are recipes here:


      But a word of warning : I ordered abalone from this place with high expectations, and was very disappointed. Bland and almost flavorless.

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        BeefeaterRocks RE: mpalmer6c Oct 30, 2008 01:43 PM

        I've had farm raised abalone also, didn't taste anything like the wild abalone we used to get from the central Calif. coast.

    2. chowkari RE: Bodegadawg Oct 29, 2008 07:13 PM

      I have nothing useful to add.....just that I am JEALOUS. I love abalone and am lucky enough to get it once or twice a year. I would assume you can still fry?

      Otherwise, perhaps search for recipes meant for other similar seafood (clams?).

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        erly RE: Bodegadawg Oct 30, 2008 05:14 AM

        We ordered them recently at a Chinese restaurant, and they were steamed in ginger, garlic scallions, and sesame oil., probably in a covered pan, rather than a steamer, as it is a short cooking time.
        Going back Sunday for another order.
        Simple and delicious

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