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Venus Clam

Pipis, cockles, periwinkles and other similar molluscs have wonderful flavours and add an interesting touch to your menu. Various species can be eaten either raw or gently steamed or poached. Alternatively, they can be used in the preparation of fritters (blended with a white finfish such as ling) or in chowders. To prepare a spaghetti marinara: sauté leeks and add chopped vine-ripened tomatoes, ...

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VONGOLES

Pipis, cockles, periwinkles and other similar molluscs have wonderful flavours and add an interesting touch to your menu. Various species can be eaten either raw or gently steamed or poached. Alternatively, they can be used in the preparation of fritters (blended with a white finfish such as ling) or in chowders. Vongole are central to many dishes but feature in especially Italian dishes, such as...

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Roe's Abalone

The firm flesh of abalones is highly prized in Asian circles, and is central to some of the best Oriental seafood recipes.Abalone meat can be stir-fried, pan-fried, poached, steamed or stewed. However, it is considered by some to be best when eaten raw, in thin strips with wasabi and soy sauce. Another option is lightly braised abalone. With its absorbent texture that draws other flavours beautif...

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Southern Calamari

Calamari have a light, subtle taste and a high recovery rate, and are firm yet tender. To produce tender cephalopods, cook them quickly (for less than 2 minutes) over a high heat, or slowly simmer or braise.   Calamari is popularly served as deep fried rings. It is often mixed up with squid but is a species in its own right. Calamari (like squid) can served rings, or sliced kept flat, and scored...

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Ballot's Saucer Scallop

Scallops are strong and rich in flavour with a medium–firm texture. They are popular grilled or barbecued, but avoid overcooking, which causes shrinkage, or the use of too much salt. Grill under a salamander, then drizzle with lime juice and olive oil, or sprinkle with fresh lemon zest and cracked pepper. Combine with coriander, avocado and chilli salsa on a crispy pappadum.Create the perfect par...

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Blacklip Abalone

The firm flesh of abalones is highly prized in Asian circles, and is central to some of the best Oriental seafood recipes.Abalone meat can be stir-fried, pan-fried, poached, steamed or stewed. However, it is considered by some to be best when eaten raw, in thin strips with wasabi and soy sauce. Another option is lightly braised abalone. With its absorbent texture that draws other flavours beautif...

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