This abalone recipe truly makes a fine gourmet main dish. Serve with buttered angel hair pasta and fresh vegetables. Break out your very best bottle of white wine and enjoy.
- Pour milk in a large shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl combine flour and ground almonds seasoned with salt and pepper.
- Preheat a heavy 30cm skillet over moderate heat. Add enough clarified butter to the skillet to cover the bottom. Dip each abalone steak first into the milk, then the flour mixture, so that each piece is well coated.
- Sauté steaks on each side until golden brown; around 45 seconds per side. <em>(Overcooking will cause the abalone to be tough)</em>. As each steak is sautéed, remove from the skillet and place on a warm platter. Place platter in a warm oven.
- In a heavy skillet, melt ¼ cup butter and sauté the almonds over moderate heat for 4-6 minutes or until they are golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove the platter from the oven, pour the almonds and butter over the abalone. Sprinkle with lemon juice and parsley and serve at once.