The Deliciousness of Canned Abalone

Discover why canned abalone is one of the most precious seafoods in the world. Learn about its unique texture and flavor and how it's traditionally prepared.

The Deliciousness of Canned Abalone

Abalone is a delicacy that is highly sought after in East and Southeast Asia, Latin America, France, and China, where it is known as bao yu. Canned abalone is a popular way to enjoy this seafood without having to cook it. Our range of canned abalone is ready to eat and has already been cooked to perfection. Further cooking will harden the texture of the abalone and cause a loss of nutrition, taste, and texture.

The Japanese have a special fondness for abalone (awabi in Japanese), as it was thought to be the elixir of life. The unique texture and flavor make abalone one of the most precious seafoods in the world. Pan frying is a common cooking method that highlights the delicious sweetness and buttery flavor of abalone. In Chinese cuisine, abalone is often cooked in a flavored broth that becomes deliciously sweet and tender.

A mixture of dried shiitake mushrooms and abalone is cooked in a chicken broth flavored with oyster sauce, Shaoxing rice wine, ginger, and garlic. Traditionally, abalone is found in the Ocean, the United States, the Indo-Pacific region, Great Britain, and Japan. In Japan, domestic abalone catches have plummeted from 6,466 tons in 1970 to approximately 2,000 tons in the last three decades. When preparing canned abalone, people use a shaking motion to make the surface of the abalone jagged so that it can be easily picked up with chopsticks.

The ingredients used in canned abalone include water, abalone extract, soy sauce (soy, wheat), sugar, acidity regulator (33), chicken flavor, flavor enhancer (63), salt, yeast extract, dye (150°C), cured ham (pork, salt, corn syrup solids, dextrose, lactose (milk), preservatives (251, 25), antioxidant (3), thickener (142), garlic powder, and wheat flour.