Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Braised Abalone

Bought a can of small abalone during a shopping trip before the new year, I don't really like eating the abalone straight from the can without cooking it, prefer to have some taste in it so I cook it slightly before dinner...


Ingredient

1 can small abalone (8 pcs)

broccoli


Seasoning

1 tbsp oyster sauce

300ml stock ( I use the water from the can abalone)

1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce

pinch of black pepper

a few drops of sesame oil


Method

1. Saute oyster sauce with some oil, add in stock, dark soy sauce.

2. Pour in abalone and cook until the flavour infuse, add in sesame oil and pepper.

3.Boil broccoli in some water with pinch of salt, dish and drain away the water, arrange the broccoli on plate.

4.Place abalone in the center of the plate.

5.Thicken gravy with starch water and pour over abalone. Serve.

2 comments:

Jane Kaylor said...

Thanks for the recipe!!! Love it. Fresh or frozen local abalone is cheaper but will never give the same taste, flavor and texture as canned abalone. I love the flavor and taste of canned abalone and one day I want to eat abalone like 'abalone kings' do: braised in sauce and served whole, like a steak, washed down with a good white wine. Cut with a knife and fork of course. Meantime, it's still cheaper to slice abalone thinly and share with the family. I love this dish. It's such a special treat

Jennifer said...

You're welcome Jane:) This chinese new year dinner I did canned whole abalone, slice it and cook with concentrated abalone stock, oyster sauce and some water, taste even better.