~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
just tot i'd show the picture of my gift to my mom and grandma when i went home a couple months back...Abalone from central market! They are slightly larger than my palm and about twice as thick...one weighs around 250 grammes. my mom was pretty pleased when she got them...but she hasn't cooked them yet so i can't tell you whether they are good...
Other than the auspicious sounding name ('bao yu' = literally 'precious fish') which makes it a 'must-eat' for many during the Lunar New Year, they are supposed to have aphrodisiac properties as well...
Many australians (or least the ones i know) do not eat abalone...how would one describe abalone to the uninitiated? The flesh is slightly chewy and tastes of...the sea??? hahaha...i dunno....Can anyone tell me why they are so highly prized???
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!