abalone

Definition

Food

  • A bivalve mollusc, Haliotis tuberculata, and other species of the genus Haliotis, found in warm sea water worldwide. It is larger than the oyster (up to 13 cm). The edible part is the foot; the frilly mantle is discarded. Abalone may be eaten raw if very young, but normally must be tenderized before being braised or sautéed lightly (less than 1 minute).
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