Stir-Fried Bailer Shell with Garlic Shoots

Photo © Franz Scheurer

Serves 4

1 x 1.5kg bailer shell, meat cleaned
Peanut oil, for stir-frying
½ bunch garlic shoots
Large handful bean sprouts, topped and tailed
3cm piece ginger, grated
½ teaspoon sesame oil
Salt flakes and freshly ground white pepper, to taste
2 green onions, finely sliced on the diagonal
Steamed jasmine rice, for serving

Thinly slice the bailer shell meat into wide ribbons.

Heat a wok, add a little peanut oil then garlic shoots and stir-fry for 60 seconds, add bean sprouts and a good pinch of salt, stir-fry for another 30 seconds. Remove from wok and set aside.

Add a little more peanut oil then ginger, bailer shell meat, sesame oil, salt and pepper and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Return garlic shoots and bean sprouts to the wok with green onions, toss to combine then remove from heat and serve with steamed rice.

Alternative species: Abalone.

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