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Feb 2nd, 2019 at 5:24pm

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Went for my first ever abalone gathering session this morning. Swell was up a bit so it was reasonably hard work, and I'm quite sore now but managed to get our 2 bag limits. Ended up with about 1.1kg of meat. Open to any recipes anyone may know of. Tried a few this morning just lightly crumbed, was delicious
 
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Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 7:44pm

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Geez tadpole, they look to be very miniature ab's. Caught in Vic. or NSW with them that size there would be a very hefty penalty coming your way. (from memory, 5")Shocked

Having said that, they would be the most delicious delicacy the sea has to offer (okay, oysters pretty close!).
As a young bloke pulling them from rock pools in E. Gippsland we would separate the meat from the gut, place it between a folded hessian bag and beat it flat and thin with a beer bottle (meat mallet for the civilized) Cool
Cut the flattened abalone into about 1" wide strips then into an oiled frying pan, smoking hot, no more than 30 seconds each side.

This is gourmet stuff, maybe a nicely dressed green salad for the "connesewer", but camped behind the beach with a few longnecks and a couple of sheilas its as good as it gets  Wink
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Reply #2 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 8:49pm

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These are Roes Abalone which only have a minimum size of 60mm over here. I'm pretty sure that one I'm holding would be one of the smaller specimens I caught. Most of them were 75-80mm
 
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I have never eaten it myself.

As a teenager living at Port Stephens back in the late 60’s and early 70’s a mate and myself used to go diving for them.  Big buggers they were to.

Would be nothing to fill a potato sack in an afternoon back then.

However we used to cut the flesh out and and throw it away.

Pete used to clean and polish the shells and sell them.

Some interesting recipes - http://www.ausab.com.au/recipes/
 

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Mouth watering stuff, Tad.
Do u remember roughly where u used to dive Derek? I live in Port Stephens but after years of land based game fishing off the rocks, l know that there is some pretty big Noah's arks swimming around down there.
 

Its not burnt. Just really well done.
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paulhenry wrote on Feb 4th, 2019 at 10:18pm:
Do u remember roughly where u used to dive Derek? I live in Port Stephens but after years of land based game fishing off the rocks, l know that there is some pretty big Noah's arks swimming around down there.


We used to get them off the rocks around the Port Stephens Lighthouse.  Shark Island they call it now I think.

I worked as a pro-fisher on trawlers there for a while so know about the sharks.
 

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Last day of the WA abalone season today. Swell was down today so was easy to get our bag limits. I'm amazed about the quantity of abalone on the reefs in Perth, very well managed fishery
 
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Reply #7 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 4:36pm

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Well done.  Another nice feed.

Do they freeze well.
 

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Yes they do freeze well. Split them up into 4 bags yesterday and put them in the freezer. Got a bag out today as we were having pizza so i went the seafood route and they still had the same texture as when fresh. Am half thinking about heading down south to get a few more soon as they have a different season and bag limits south of Busselton.
 
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