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Red Abalone Tiradito

This winter, gather friends for an elegant dinner party to usher in the new year with style. This carefully composed appetizer recipe explodes with flavor and pairs perfectly with Jordan Chardonnay.

Ingredients

  • 12 each live, small farmed abalone (approximately five per pound)*

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice or yuzu, if available

  • 2 cloves Korean black garlic (elephant garlic may be substituted)

  • 1½ tsp sea salt

For the tiradito

  • 1 Tbsp fermented black beans, minced

  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, minced

  • ½ serrano chili, seeded and minced

  • 2 Tbsp roasted red bell pepper, finely diced

  • 2 tsp parsley, minced

  • ½ rib of celery, peeled and finely diced

  • ¼ cup Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

* Available online at Giovanni’s Fish Market & Galley in Morro Bay, CA. Fresh squid also makes a great alternative.

Ingredients

  • 12 each live, small farmed abalone (approximately five per pound)*

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice or yuzu, if available

  • 2 cloves Korean black garlic (elephant garlic may be substituted)

  • 1½ tsp sea salt

For the tiradito

  • 1 Tbsp fermented black beans, minced

  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, minced

  • ½ serrano chili, seeded and minced

  • 2 Tbsp roasted red bell pepper, finely diced

  • 2 tsp parsley, minced

  • ½ rib of celery, peeled and finely diced

  • ¼ cup Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

* Available online at Giovanni’s Fish Market & Galley in Morro Bay, CA. Fresh squid also makes a great alternative.

Instructions

serves 6

Rinse abalone and remove from shell. An oyster knife works well on small abalone. Reserve shell. Cut top or “neck” off and discard. Trim all black fringe from abalone and discard. Rinse again. With a paring knife, remove as much skin as possible. Carefully slice cleaned abalone in half. Tenderize abalone by pounding with a mallet or with the side of a heavy cleaver. Scrub shells, pat dry and refrigerate.

In a nonreactive bowl combine lime juice, garlic, sea salt and abalone slices. Marinate for 25 minutes.

While the abalone are marinating, prepare salsa. Combine all salsa ingredients, and season to taste.

To plate, arrange two slices of abalone at the shallow end of the shell. Spoon salsa over, and garnish with a slice of fresh chili and a sprig of cilantro.

Wine Pairing Suggestions

Every bottle of Jordan is crafted with food in mind. The elegant balance between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol found in our Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon make them versatile for a variety of food & wine pairings. We’ve selected a few vintages that we believe will complement or contrast flavors in this recipe perfectly.

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