Aussie BBQ Abalone

SERVE: 4 | PREP TIME: 15 minutes

There’s nothing like gathering with friends round the barbecue, and when we do, this is one of our go-to recipes. It is simple and delicious, but always keep in mind that abalone should never be overcooked.


  • Fresh or frozen Three Friends abalone
  • Plain Flour
  • Salt and pepper to Taste
  • Lemon
  • Butter
  • Olive oil


  • Remove abalone from the shell using a dessert spoon or similar, discarding the viscera.
  • Slice abalone as thinly as possible with a sharp knife.
  • To a bowl of plain flour add salt and pepper to taste and lightly dust the abalone.
  • Ignite barbeque and heat hot plate to a high heat. (A thick bottomed frying pan can also be used)
  • Add butter and a dash of olive oil to the hot plate.
  • Once butter starts to foam, add the abalone to the hotplate in a single layer.
  • Turn abalone over after no more than 60 seconds. (beware of overcooking, as it can make abalone tough)
  • Leave for a further 60 seconds before removing from the heat and serving with a squeeze of lemon. Eat it straight off the barbeque.
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