Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NZ paua








Our paua (par-wa), or abalone as the rest of the world knows it, is a black footed variety and virtually one large muscle which has to be cooked either very fast or very slow. There is a white part in the centre which, if sliced very thin, can be eaten raw with soy and wasabi and it can be tenderised by wrapping the whole thing in a tea towel and beating the shit out of it.

The meat is prized and costs NZ$140 so there is a big black market trade. And then of course after enjoying it as food you can marvel at the colours inside the shell!

3 comments:

tbone said...

Hey man love your blog page, especially the art and stories of sailing etc, sounds like an idyllic life to me.

Peace
T-bone

Shubhajit said...

This is a strange fact..thanks for the information

chook said...

T-bone.....love your site too and have set up a link so I can stay in touch. Idyllic? I'm of an age when I can pretty much do what I like. It's all about having a choice, I still enjoy work but only when I want to.

Shubhajit....how are you brother? I'm still enjoying your profound blog....peace