Awabi (Japan)

Waters:Pacific coasts (California to Chile), Indo-Pacific coasts (Asia, Japan, Africa), English Channel, Mediterranean Sea Description (in water): A large, ear-shaped univalve mollusk with iridescent shell protecting body and foothlike adductor muscle with which it moves and cling to rocks. Abalone ranges from 6 inches to 1 foot in length and weighs from 4 to 8 lbs. Description (in market): Only the adductor muscle is edible. The mild, sweet-flavored white meat must be tenderized to soften the n…...
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