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Abalone in Oyster Sauce

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This simple dish~ Abalone was prepared on the last day of Chinese New Year ~"Yuan Xiao Jie"元宵节, 28th Feb.


1 can Abalone
200g Spinach ~ wash and cut to about 3" length

Sauce
400g Water
1/4tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Sesame oil
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 1/2 tsp Hua Tiao Chiew 花调酒 (Chinese cooking wine)

Method:
  • Blanch spinach in a pot of boiling water with a little oil and pinch of salt for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove spinach and drain, then place on serving plate.
  • Slice Abalone thinly and arrange neatly on spinach.
  • Bring the sauce to boil and add Hua Tiao Chiew. Lastly add in thickening (1/2 tbsp corn flour or potato flour with 1 tbsp water), stir well and pour sauce over Abalone.
  • Serve Abalone at once.

78 comments:

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  1. Looks delicious. The first time I ate Abalone was at a wedding in San Francisco. My husband is a terrible eater when it comes to trying new foods so I ate all my food at the wedding including his portions of the Abalone. He has no idea what is missing! I now ask my SIL to make this for me when I visit her.
    Joyce

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  2. I don t know what abalone is but this dish looks nice :)

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  3. hahaa...Joyce, luckily you still look slim. There are also dried abalones and fresh (live) abalones. Its take hours to cook the abalones and the Japanese like to eat abalone as Sashimi. You know, I am the lazy one always use the shortcuts way.
    I bet your SIL is a good cook, can show me some photos of her cooking dishes?

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  4. Lovely dish! The sauce sounds amazing!

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  5. This looks wonderful Abalone is not available here, but I've had it when we travel. Your blog is chock full of gorgeous photos and great recipes. I'll be back often to visit. Have a wonderful day.

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  6. This looks delicious. It's 7pm and I'm hungry! :D

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  7. Nice sweet abalone. i love it!

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  8. Never heard or seen this dish..but pics looks awesome!!

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  9. This is such a beautiful looking dish and I can just imagine how wonderful it must taste!

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  10. The abalone looks so beautiful and I know you've had a great Chinese New Year celebration :)

    Have a great week,
    Gera

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  11. I did not know that the canned abalone doesn't require further cooking. I learn something new today, even though when it comes to eating them I've had them for years (especially during a Chinese wedding banquet).
    Thank you for sharing this auspicious dish.

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  12. Gorgeous!!! nice click..looks so yummy!!

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  13. Something very new to me..but looks pretty..

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  14. I love the flavors and supple texture of abalone. This dish looks wonderful!

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  15. My MIL likes to cook abalone during CNY too, but i never learn how she cooked..haha.. Ermm.. got to learn from her one day..^^

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  16. Smoking good! Lovely presentation and the great look inspite of its simplicity is all too good..just like I would like to see a dish

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  17. Wow wow, I can only wow and drool by looking at such yummy & auspicious dish!! :-))

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  18. Great presentation! Abalones are delicious. Have not had it for a while.

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  19. Only eat abalone at the restaurant, never cooked it at home :( It seems to much work or maybe to lazy hahaha :D

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  20. Yummy! Good idea to add some spinach :)

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  21. Wouw, this is definitely expensive dish and confirm taste delicious :) Like the way you put the abalone slice on top of spinach, they are very neat and beautiful.

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  22. Thanks everyone for taking your time to read this post ;D

    Thanks Mary! Please visit often.

    Nat & Jagruti: Abalone is mostly served on the table during Chinese New Year and Wedding.

    Hungry tummies: There are lots of abalone available in Australia, right? I think it's very much cheaper than here.

    Gera: Thanks!

    Tuty: I've heard from a Chef saying that you can drop the whole can of abalone in boiling for 4 hours to get the tenderness. But to save time, I just eat abalone straight from can as this is already cooked.

    Rachel: Your MIL must be a good cook... Very time consuming to cook abalone.

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  23. Lunch time coming soon, make me hungry, hehe...

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  24. Anncoo,i'm late.Sure no more left for me. It looks so yummy n presentable.

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  25. Very beautiful. I love the way the spinach looks in this dish.

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  26. 这个好料噢^^
    吃我就吃过,婆婆煮的
    我自己是没有煮过啦

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  27. wow, i want i want! Next time try to cook this, seem simple, i like.

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  28. Little Inbox: My family loves this too.

    Sharon: Next time try to make this at home, very simple.

    Jane: I think you can do better. I remember last year you and your family went to catch the live one. Don't forget to invite me over ;DD

    Foodie: Thanks for your nice words.

    Zurin: Thank you.

    J.O.~会煮鲍鱼的人,才厉害。我只会做简单的。

    Sze Sze: 下次试做这个方法,可能你会喜欢。

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  29. This is not at all a simple dish. ;-)
    Looks absolutely gorgeous.

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  30. Sonia: Actually cook this at home is much cheaper than eating in the restaurant.

    Angie: Thanks...this is only simple preparation.

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  31. Never heard about this..Its new to me...Looks great.

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  32. What a yummy dish! For the reunion dinner, I just sliced up the abalone and added to the soup, what a waste!

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  33. I have seen canned abalone in an exotic mini super market near where I live .. but I am not sure I'd be able to get to that result!

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  34. I've never tried cooking abalone before..this looks delicious! thanks for sharing,Anncoo! :)

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  35. Une belle réalisation.
    Bravo!!
    A bientôt.

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  36. Abalone is new to me..but it looks wonderful and am sure it tasted great too..Liked the ingedients in your sauce

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  37. Abalone looks so divine and lovely presentation. It's really a wow ! pic.

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  38. looks good will google to see what it is he he

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  39. Wow, this is an expensive dish! Haven't cook this for years...hehe... Only take this at the restaurant. Luckily, my hubby and my son don't like it at all.

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  40. I LOVE this really gourmet Chinese restaurant-style abalone!! So delicious, and I love the taste of the soup!

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  41. What a beautiful dish! Love the presentation. I have not seen abalone here and have not eaten for years I think. I have even forgotten about it until I see it here. Now you start my craving :( If I have a magic button, I'll be right at your doorstep this very moment ...LOL

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  42. Tina, shriya, Gulmohar: Thanks for your nice compliment.

    Cheah: Sometime I also add this in steam-boat.

    Laura: Try this because ingredients are very simple. You don't have to cook the abalone.

    Olive: Thanks ;)

    Saveurs: Thanks for your nice comment.

    Rebecca: Thanks!

    Kristy: hee..this abalone was a gift hamper from a friend.

    Petite Nyonya: I think the restaurant chef takes hours to cook abalone.

    Mary: I have a magic wand on my hand now...:DD

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  43. une présentation qui me met l'eau à la bouche, c'est magnifique
    bonne journée

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  44. Hi Anncoo, I have never tasted abalones..I'm curious how they taste...seems to be so good! I want to try if they are available in Liguria and try the recipe.

    Grazie
    Ciao!

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  45. Fimere: Thanks for your compliment.

    Anna: Please refer to Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abalone
    you can get more details from this site.

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  46. I love the presentation! Looks too pretty to dig in.

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  47. Anncoo
    My grandmothers favorite dish is Abalone -- and my god the pictures really does it justice -- delicate silky and light. You are quite the impressive chef!!!! MMmm deeeelicious

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  48. we love abalone but we normally have it in restaurants not at home. you've presented a very simple way of cooking it.. and i didn't have any clue it was that easy... thank you for the inspiration.

    malou

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  49. Anncoo, thanks for the link..you made me so curious, I definitively want to try if I can find them here in Liguria. There is a big shop in my city that has food products that come from all over the world, I will try there.
    Thanks again!
    Buon weekend..

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  50. what a beautiful presentation !! love abalone but it's quite pricey here!

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  51. 鲍鱼。。。哦。。。很久没吃了。。。来你家解饥。:P

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  52. Exotic, elegant, so beautifully prepared and photographed!

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  53. Pigpigscorner: Thank you :)

    Joy: Thanks so much for your nice comment. I'm flattered *-*

    Skip to Malou: Thanks for visiting. Hope you'll try this at home one day.

    Anna: Thank you very much for your response :)

    Beachlover: I did not buy the abalone, it was a gift hamper from friend.

    Michelle: 欢迎欢迎!

    Katy: Thank you :) When you're here, I'll make this for you.

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  54. I only get to eat abalone once a year during CNY at mum-in-law's. Other times.. er'erm seh tak mai'.. hehe too expensive :P Your presentation looks very pretty!

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  55. Hi Anncoo...I tried out your kuih bahulu and it turned ut great. Thanks for sharing and I have linked you.

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  56. Mysweetkitchen: Thanks for your nice words.

    Elin: You're so fun *.* I wonder any one of them knows the answer..ha..haa

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  57. I love this dish! While everyone will be eyeing/"attacking" the abalone, I prefer the spinach ;-)

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  58. I haven't ate abalone for a while. I should remake this.

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  59. Oh wow, I never even considered making abalone at home. Tasty!

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  60. I had abalone when I lived in San Luis Obispo in California's central coast. What a delicious fish! Wish I could have more of it but it is not available here,
    This looks so delicious

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  61. I didn't know what was abalone !
    I just have a look on internet and they say it's like the "ormeau" in France, so I can imagine how your dish is fine and refined !
    Bravo

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  62. Blessed Homemaker: hahaa...I'll take both.

    Victor: Thanks for visiting :)

    Gaga: I think is so much cheaper when we eat abalone at home compare to the restaurant.

    Tasteofbeirut: So you must love the dish a lot. Thanks for visiting :)

    Chapot: I'm not sure "ormeau" is the same as abalone. Must ask my niece about this. (Her MIL stayed in France)

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  63. Simply exquisite dish!!

    Sawadee from bangkok,
    Kris

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  64. We had a similar dish too on CNY but instead of spinach, I used broccoli because my daughters love broccoli.

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  65. Xiao Yen: Sometime I also add some braised mushroom.
    Thanks for visiting :)

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  66. Not had abalone for such a long time. I will plan to get it next time for steamboat!

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  67. 我家里也是新年的时候才有鲍鱼吃...

    我们这里的有钱人的喜宴菜单里一定会有鲍鱼的,很豪爽,还是一人一粒的那种...

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  68. Penny: So nice with steamboat, I love it.

    温馨小屋:呵呵。。一人一粒~~吃不起啦。除非有人请。。。又不同。。哈哈。。

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  69. I must confess to never having had Abalone but it sound like something I'd enjoy.

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  70. Thanks for the recipe!!! Love it. Fresh or frozen local abalone is cheaper but will never give the same taste, flavor and texture as canned abalone. I love the flavor and taste of canned abalone and one day I want to eat abalone like 'abalone kings' do: braised in sauce and served whole, like a steak, washed down with a good white wine. Cut with a knife and fork of course. Meantime, it's still cheaper to slice abalone thinly and share with the family. I love this dish. It's such a special treat.

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