Thursday, May 13, 2010


Very rarely do things intimidate me in the kitchen. I can scale, gut, and fillet a fish... boil live lobsters... peel membranes off brains... devein livers... but I'm staring at this live abalone, and I have to admit, I'm a bit daunted by the task of prying this abalone from its shell. I've never shucked a gastropod mollusk before, and the thought of cutting through its writhing adductor muscle has me a bit flustered...

I've given Abbie the abalone shelter in a dish of water in the refrigerator for the evening, but shall tackle the sucker tomorrow... Pictures to come!!!


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