Pan Fried Abalone | Abalone Food Recipes | Fishwife

Ryan Nienaber abalone fishwife

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some fresh farmed abalone from Greenfish. Farmed sustainably in Hermanus, this awesome source of Omega 3 has a unique flavour. Utterly delicious! 

Pan Friend Abalone

Cook Time

4 min


  1. 6 fresh abalone
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 2 tsp crushed salt
  4. 1 tsp black pepper
  5. 50g butter
  6. 1 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Clean abalone with a vegetable brush thoroughly to remove any black residue.
  2. Pat dry with paper towel.
  3. Slice abalone into thin rounds (I managed to get about 2-3 slices from each abalone).
  4. Using a meat mallet, pound the abalone until tender.
  5. Mix flour, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
  6. Dip abalone slices into the flour mixture, coating evenly and set aside in a separate dish.
  7. Heat the butter and olive oil in a pan on a high heat and wait until it's bubbling.
  8. Fry the coated abalone slices in the pan for 2 minutes a side until nice and golden.
  9. Remove from the pan and place on paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  10. Serve with lemon mayonnaise (recipe in notes).

My easy Lemon Mayonnaise

  1. 4 Tbsp mayo
  2. 1 lemon, juiced
  3. (mix together)

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