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Four Star Seafood

Abalone Steaks- 4 pack

$32
Four tenderized Red Abalone- Ready to cook!
Our abalone steaks have already been removed from the shell, trimmed, tenderized and vacuum sealed. The steaks are fresh, never frozen.
Abalone Steaks (Live abalone that have been tenderized) are typically prepared by pan frying them with oil or butter for about 45 to 60 seconds per side on medium high heat. Quite often the steaks are coated with seasoned bread crumbs prior to cooking.
1. There are 7 species of abalone that occur in California
2. There are about 80 different types (species) of abalone that occur around world
3. All the abalone we sell are RED ABALONE. Red Abalone are the fastest growing and one of the best tasting abalone in the world.
4. The commercial fishery for abalone in California was closed in 1997 and the recreational fishery was closed in 2017.
5. Farm raised abalone is the only option for live abalone or fresh abalone steaks in California
6. The abalone we sell are 2.5 to 5 years old (3 to 4 inches in shell length)
7. The colors on the back of the shell are from the different types of seaweed they eat.
8. Farm raised abalone are fed only brown and red seaweed that they eat in nature.
9. Because farm raised abalone are grown on only fresh seaweed in seawater, the same as wild abalone, they taste the same.
10. No chemicals or antibiotics are used on farm raised abalone, which is one of the reasons they are rated as a BEST CHOICE SEAFOOD by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.
11. There are boy abalone and girl abalone
12. Abalone can change sex – a boy can change to a girl and a girl can change into a boy
13. The abalone are nocturnal = they prefer to live in a dark environment
14. Abalone have 2 eye stocks, but they can only see changes in light and dark
15. The small tentacles on the side of the abalone are called = epipodia. The epipodia have both chemical and tactile receptors.
16. Abalone are shellfish related to oyster, clams and mussels
17. Unlike most shellfish they are not filter feeding animals. They only eat the seaweed we give to them.
18. They are omnivores (eat plant and animal material – they prefer plant material).
19. They eat seaweed with a feeding structure called a RADULA, which is like a belt with lots of small teeth on it. Their mouth is located between the two eye stocks
20. The large muscular meat part is called their FOOT
21. About 35 to 40% of the total weight of an abalone is usable meat that can be consumed.
22. Some people also boil, steam or sautee the abalone entrails (guts) and they are consumed as a delicacy.
23. Red Abalone occur naturally from Baja Mexico to southern Oregon.