This recipe is special; it has kindly been contributed by the Executive Chef of a 2 Michelin starred restaurant. As you can see it looks great and is super delicious but not difficult to prepare!
The recipe relies heavily on the quality of the abalone, i.e. TellMama 6-head braised South African abalone
Abalone grow extremely slowly, it would be totally unproductive for an aquaculture to grow abalone for more than 10 years, i.e. large abalone are always wild caught. On the other hand smaller, portion sized abalone are always farmed because strict regulation for sustainability reasons do not allow the harvest of small abalone in the wild.
The dish is easy to prepare, but looks impressive and is most delicious.
Winter melon taste is light, so better to make the sauce a little stronger to balance the taste.
This is a free style recipe, you can cut different shape of the winter melon; put less soy sauce for lighter colour, more soy sauce for darker colour, you are the own artist of your dish, let’s have fun in the kitchen!