Status Ingredient: Abalone

Abalone
© Yunhee Kim

The sea’s most desirable snail has been protected from commercial fishing in California for a decade. Now, farmer Brad Buckley is raising abalones for an extra year to mimic the larger wild variety. Chefs like Rick Moonen love them, and they’re available for home cooks, too (abalonefarm.com).

PUBLISHED February 2008

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