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Whale Hunter, Abolone Diver and Surfer. If Only He Were Female…

March 9th, 2009


Abalone Chowder
Newport, Oregon
Mission: Ben finds Deep Sea John in his shanty village and hears tales of 
surfing, whale hunting and abalone diving, before catching some cold Oregon waves and cooking up some mollusk chowder.

DESCRIPTION: Deep Sea John’s Abaolone Chowder
On this Episode of the BCS, Sargent finds himself in Newport, Oregon, a cold and rainy fishing village with giant waves nearby. It is also Home to the legendary
Deep Sea John: a retired whale hunter and Abalone Diver. The BCS is lucky enough to find the toothless Captain hiding in his shanty village. Learn about the elusive, highly prized and highly guarded abalone of Oregon: A rare shellfish that is so strictly regulated one can only dive for them without air tanks. Few have the lung capacity large enough to reach their depths – sometimes more than 70ft.
The BCS has, sure enough, found one of the few and last remaining abalone divers of our time. Sargent will learn the tricks of opening his lungs and skills in quick and efficient prying technique to pull the little buggers from the bottom! Learn also how to make Deep Sea John’s secret abalone chowder. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on an abalone, this is the chowder to make!!!

ingredients. 1 pound fresh abalone, ground or chopped very finely
1/4 cup butter mixed with 2
Tablespoons oil
1/2 cup leeks, thinly sliced
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/2 pint fish stock or clam juice
2 cups diced potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

In a nice big pot, put the oil and butter together.
When mixture is hot, add all of the vegetables and
saute them a little until they are lightly brown.
Add the chopped abalone and the clam juice, (clam
juice or fish stock from a can would be OK if you
don’t have the time) and then bring to the boil.

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
salt to taste
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 pint half and half
1/4 cup Sherry

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