Top Shell Salad

Top shell is sometimes playfully called poor man’s abalone. Well, it does have a texture very similar to cheap abalone, but I would not try to use it as a substitute for abalone because top shell works marvellously in some dishes for which abalone is not suitable. One good example if top shell salad.

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Top shell salad is very easy to make. There is no cooking required at all. I begin with some sliced red chilli, minced garlic, chopped onions and lemon juice in the bowl.

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Next, I open up the can of top shell and slice each piece of top shell into half. I would then mix it well with the chopped ingredients. You can keep the sauce for stewing mushrooms.

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And here it is. You can add some chopped cilantro and/or julienned cucumber too. It goes very well with a glass of whisky or brandy. Enjoy.