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Sautéed Abalone

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: abalone, awabi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Nami
Baby abalone sautéed with garlic, butter, dashi, and lemon juice. Enjoy this simple dish with cold sake, or even without drinks! 


  • 5 baby abalone
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp dashi
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • green onion/scallion (Finely chopped, for garnish)


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Sauteed Abalone Ingredients
  2. Use a knife to remove from the shell. Remove the abalone guts and heart.
    Sauteed Abalone 1
  3. Clean the abalone with tiny bit of salt under running water.
    Sauteed Abalone 2
  4. Make some slits crosswise.
    Sauteed Abalone 3
  5. Melt butter on the frying pan over medium heat.
    Sauteed Abalone 4
  6. Add abalone.
    Sauteed Abalone 5
  7. Then quickly add minced garlic.
    Sauteed Abalone 6
  8. Lastly pour dashi stock and lemon juice and turn abalone and saute for 1 minute. Do not overcook. Remove from heat immediately.
    Sauteed Abalone 7
  9. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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