Braised abalone comes from Chinese cuisine called Lu. It originated in the Shandong province of East China and its history dates back to the Qin Dynasty. Seafood is a notable ingredient, as it lies in a coastal province. Abalone is always a treat and normally this would be served using fresh abalone, although this recipe calls for it from a can. Each can have 8 abalones inside.
What is Abalone? Abalone is a mollusk that clings to rocks and grazes on seaweed. The taste of abalone is similar to scallops when tenderized before cooking.
Abalone Health Benefits: Expert believes that abalone may help prevent and treat debilitating health conditions including arthritis. Abalone is highly regarded in Asian cultures for its health benefits and is believed to promote healthy eyes, alleviate colds, reduce fluid retention and improve circulation.