Grilled or BBQ Abalone
recipe: Shuck, clean, and trim the abalone when you get home from
diving. Keep the abalone in the refrigerator overnight in order for the
abalone to relax. The next day, pound the abalone whole, that is do not
slice it. Pound on both sides until it is limp, but do not overdo the
pounding. If using a gas grill, cook on a low flame. If using charcoal in
the barbeque, keep the abalone as far from the coals as possible. Take about
one tablespoon of butter, and two tablespoons of lime juice, and about one
tablespoon of chopped garlic, heat in a microwave oven for about twenty
seconds, and then mix. For an average size abalone of eight to nine inches,
cook on the grill or BBQ for about twenty minutes per side, that is about
forty minutes total. For a larger abalone, it might take about thirty
minutes on each side for a total of sixty minutes. During cooking, brush on
the heated butter, lime juice, and garlic about every five minutes or so.
When the abalone is finished cooking, slice and serve. It should be
tender enough to cut with a fork.