Tempura Fried Cayucos Abalone

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Abalone.jpgSubmitted by Executive Chef Peter Pahk 

NAPA VALLEY, CA - Silverado Resort's Royal Oak Grill serves delicious wine country cuisine in the heart of Napa Valley prepared by acclaimed Chef Peter Pahk. Serve this dish at your next wine country party.

  • 12 - 1 oz. piece Abalone steaks
  • 1 cup Tempura batter
  • 2 cups Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup Chopped parsley, washed & squeezed dry
  • 1/2 gallon Peanut oil for frying
  • Assorted Micro greens for garnish
  • 2 cups Dipping sauce
Batter Ingredients
  • 2 egg Yolks
  • 2 cups Ice cold soda water
  • 2 cups Sifted cake flour
  • Pinch Baking soda
  • Pinch Salt & Pepper

Combine egg yolks and soda water until just combined. Add flour, soda, salt and pepper all at once. Stir until just combined - should be very lumpy. Keep chilled until ready to use (make right before service and keep on ice).

Dashi Stock Ingredients & Preparation
  • 1 qt. Cold water
  • 1 oz. Konbu (dried kelp)
  • 1 oz. Dried Bonito flakes

Bring Konbu and water to a quick boil. Remove Konbu and shock with 1/4 cup ice. Add Bonito flakes and bring to boil. Remove from heat immediately, let flakes settle (about 1 minute) and strain through cheesecloth. Chill.

Dipping Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 cup Dashi stock
  • 1/3 cup Mirin
  • 1/3-cup Soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Saké
  • 1/2 cup Grated Daikon radish
  • 3 tsp. Grated ginger 

Combine & serve in 2 - 3 oz. portions

Abalone Preparation

Heat oil to 375º. Combine Panko, sesame seeds and parsley in a bowl wide enough to accommodate the abalone steaks.

Set up batter and breadcrumbs next to each other. Dip abalone into batter, drain and pass through breadcrumbs (do not pound or press - a light pass is all you need). Place on sheet paper on top of a sheet pan.

Deep fry for 30 - 40 seconds, turning very gently until golden brown. Drain on elevated meat rack on sheet pan.

Serving Suggestions

Assemble two to a plate with a bit of micro greens and dipping sauce. Serve this dish with with a nice chilled glass of Benesserre Pinot Grigio.

Silverado Resort ~ Royal Oak Restaurant
1600 Atlas Peak Road
Napa, California 94558
(707) 257.5400

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