Abalone is a nutritious and delicious seafood that is prized in many Asian cuisines. Steaming is a great way to showcase its natural flavor and texture. This recipe adds the aroma and taste of lemongrass to create a refreshing and flavorful dish.
- 4 fresh abalones
- 2-3 stalks of lemongrass
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 red chili pepper
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh coriander for garnish
- Clean and tenderize the abalones: scrub the shells and remove any dirt or impurities. Soak the abalones in salted water for 30 minutes to tenderize them. Rinse and drain.
- Prepare the aromatics: peel and chop the garlic. Remove the outer layers of lemongrass and cut into small pieces. Remove the seeds of the chili pepper and chop finely.
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, lemongrass, and chili pepper. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the abalones to the pan and stir-fry for another minute.
- Season with fish sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
- Transfer the mixture to a heatproof dish. Add 1/4 cup of water to the dish.
- Steam the dish for 10-15 minutes until the abalones are cooked through.
- Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.
This steamed lemongrass abalone recipe is a simple yet delicious way to enjoy this prized seafood. The lemongrass adds a citrusy and fragrant note that complements the abalone’s natural flavor. Give it a try and impress your guests with this flavorful dish.