How long can you keep abalone in the fridge?
Correspondingly, how do you keep abalone alive?
Keep them moist under a towel or some kelp. If you put them in a bucket or ice chest full of seawater, they will die fairly quickly. Kept moist and cool, they may well live 24 hours or even more, out of water. Properly cleaning an Abalone is difficult and it is best to start with the right tools.
Also, how long can you freeze paua for? If it was frozen from fresh then you've got a good 6-12 months' life there depending on quality and so long as it's airtight - freezer burn will destroy the goodness. Just add a little flour and some beaten egg.
Also question is, can you freeze abalone in the shell?
You can freeze fresh abalone, as long as the muscle has been cleaned and the flesh cut into steaks. Wrap steaks individually in proper freezer wrap or freezer-safe bags and store them in the freezer for no more than two months. If the abalone you buy is already frozen, use it before two months are up.
How do you clean fresh abalone?
HOW TO CLEAN ABALONE
- Rinse the abalone under cold water to remove any loose pieces of shell or seaweed.
- Locate the shallow, narrow end of the shell and slide a thin metal spoon between the shell and the foot of the abalone.
- When the spoon is halfway under the foot, push down on the handle of the spoon to dislodge the abalone.