Abalone (perlemoen) | Live Box | Cultivated | x6
A RARE BOUNTY OF FLAVOUR
Known for its buttery, salty taste, and slightly chewy texture (in a good way, think calamari steaks) abalone is a highly sought-after seafood. This desirability has led to populations being severely depleted, and as recently as 2010 Abalone was listed as an endangered species with demand from the far east and invader species depleting the populations on the South African coastline. While still targeted by poaching syndicates and highly regulated by the government and watchdogs, the growth of aquaculture has meant that more and more South Africans have been able to try this delicacy. Abalone takes about a decade to reach a harvestable age and this slow growth contributes to the pressure on the population. All our abalone is sustainably sourced from farms in Hermanus.
6 x Whole Abalone with Shell (approx. 90 - 110g per abalone)
Your box will arrive fresh, simply store in your fridge, and use at your leisure (up to 2 days).
The only sustainable way to source abalone is through aquaculture, and abalone should never be purchased from other sources. Our abalone comes from farms in Hermanus which use recirculating tanks to grow this rare sea snail. The feed used consists mostly of seaweed and is also sustainably sourced, while seaweed cultures are used to help purify the circulating water
ECOSYSTEM IMPACT : Very low
GEAR USED : Aquaculture
SUPPORTING LOCALS : Yes
DISTANCE TRAVELLED : 100km
DOLPHIN / TURTLE IMPACT : None
REPRODUCTION POTENTIAL : Very high
Abalone in Panko Crumbs
Because of regulations and scarcity, many may wonder how to prepare this delicacy, luckily The Fishwife is here with a serving suggestion. You will need:
- 6 fresh abalone
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1.5 cups panko crumbs
- 1 egg
- 50g butter
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Clean abalone with a vegetable brush thoroughly to remove any black residue.
- Pat dry with paper towel.
- Slice abalone into thin rounds (I managed to get about 2-3 slices from each abalone).
- Using a meat mallet, pound the abalone until tender.
- Mix flour, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
- Dip abalone slices into the flour mixture, coating evenly and set aside in a separate dish.
- Beat the egg in a bowl and set aside.
- Pour the panko crumbs into a bowl and set aside.
- Dip the flour coated abalone into the egg mixture and then into the panko crumb mixture and place coated pieces into a separate bowl for frying later.
- Heat the butter and olive oil in a pan on a high heat and wait until its bubbling.
- Fry the panko coated abalone slices in the pan for 2-3 minutes a side until nice and golden.
- Remove from the pan and place on paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
- Serve with pink sauce (2 Tbsp Mayo, 1 Tbsp Tomato Sauce, 1 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce, 1 Tbsp Chutney)
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- Order before 11am and receive your delivery the same day.
- Order after 11am and receive your delivery the following delivery day.
- Please note we do not deliver on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays
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Ryan!!! By far one of the best foodservice providers in SA!!!
Super quick delivery Quality was magic Will recommend any day
Excellent value for money. Freshest produce. Great service I’m hooked
Excellent... had the abalone last night...absolutely fantastic...well packaged for delivery!!!will definitely purchase from them again
Great taste and quality! Delivery was spot on. Not to mention it was still alive... It reminded me of when my brother used to dive back in the day. Yummy....
The experience was brilliant from placing the order to receiving the box of Abalone. it was perfectly shelled and cleaned as requested and extremely well packaged. I even tried to order again but the product was out of stock. Its been a pleasure to deal with you guys.
Fantastic !!! Abalone Box arrived right on time, professionally packaged and fresh, ready to be magically transformed into an American style Southern Fried Abalone, a dish I made up. My abalone, was my first time working with this absolutely devine creature from the farmed sea I tenderized it using the back of a metal spoon in the bag they came in. Was very handy with such great quality packaging. I used egg wash and then dusted them with my southern fried chicken flour mixture, which was absolutely the perfect choice. I fried without giving them too much bother just flipping them once on each side. I topped them with a lemon ailoi and zested lemon. They were so tender you could use your fork to cut them and fresh flavours of the abalone came through, the sauce enhanced. Ill be definitely making these most delicious treats again
It's been close on 20 years since I last tasted the unique delicacy of abalone but thanks to Greenfish, I was able to relive that amazing experience with great friends out from Denmark, my mother, sister, my wife and kids. Thanks for taking me back to some amazingly happy memories, and knowing I'll be ordering again, back to the future too.
Followed instructions perfectly
Service speed freshness all excellent
Best experience from ordering (amazing customer service) to deliver (super fast) My order arrived beautifully packed and so convenient Everything was so fresh and snacked of the sea Thank you so much @greenfish, you guys are the best!!! Def recommending you guys to everyone
It was delicious, just expected it to be a bit larger.
Thank you so much for the excellent service and the Fresh and delicious abalone.
Really good. Cleaning was a bit of a mission because of the small size. I used a recipe which was first penned around 1832 and which had been passed on to me by my mother 40 years ago. Delicious!
What’s the best way of cooking them I always do them in garlic butter ?
Hi Karl, thank you for your order. There are a few recipes on our partner site you can try out! https://fishwife.co.za/category/abalone/ Enjoy
The ordering process was smooth and easy. Delivery happened as requested and the Perlemoen were amazing!