It’s Abolone season and the last few Sunday’s my husband has got up at the crack of dawn and caught Abolone. Actually who am I kidding - he hasn’t got up at the crack of dawn... we always seem to be awake at that time!
This week my latest Delicious magazine arrived. Bliss! So after stealing a few moments to skip through the pages and thumbnail a few recipes, I decided to adapt the ‘spanish seafood salad’ on p134.
So, until a few weeks ago we had never eaten Abalone. My husband - who is quite comfy in the kitchen - has come up with a tasty marinade of oyster sauce, soy sauce, sake, mirin and ginger, and then he just BBQs them for a few minutes. Tasty! I then added the saffron rice and the dressing of 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar and 1 teaspoon olive oil. The recipe did ask for 2 tablespoons of olive oil – but it really didn’t need those extra calories. And of course I added a huge salad. Perfect on a very hot Perth evening.
Nutritionally abalone is a great source of protein, and low in fat. It does have some cholesterol (like most shellfish), but the key message here is low fat. A great choice to include as part of a healthy diet.
Has anyone else been out fishing lately?