Seared Abalone with Potatoes & Black Pepper Butter



  • 700g baby chat potatoes
  • 60g warrigal greens, leaves picked, plus extra to serve
  • 4 Yumbah Greenlip abalone, cleaned, sliced thinly
  • Baby basil, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Black Pepper Butter

  • 250g unsalted butter, cut into 1cm pieces, room temperature
  • 5g dried scallops (from Asian food shops), ground to a powder
  • 2 tsp chilli paste in soybean oil (from Asian food shops)
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 sheet dried wakame (from Asian food shops), chopped
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked, finely chopped
  1. For the black pepper butter, place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and whisk on high speed, scraping down sides occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Add scallop powder, chilli paste, oyster sauce, garlic, pepper, wakame, zest and parsley. Season, whisk until combined. Transfer to a bowl and stand at room temperature until needed.

  2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan of salted boiling water and bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until just cooked. Drain, then halve or quarter each potato depending on the size. Leave small potatoes whole. Place in a large bowl with warrigal greens and 2 heaped tbs of black pepper butter. Season, toss to combine. Set aside and keep warm until needed.

  3. Heat 2 tbs of black pepper butter in a wok or frypan over high heat. Add sliced abalone and stir-fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until abalone is just cooked. Transfer to a heatproof bowl with 2 more tbs of black pepper butter, season to taste and toss to combine. Divide potatoes among 4 small shallow bowls and top with abalone. Spoon over more black pepper butter, scatter with warrigal greens and baby basil leaves. Serve immediately with lemon wedges alongside.

Recipe & Image Credit: Delicious

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