Päua are very important for Mäori and there is a large commercial market for both their flesh and their decorative shells. New Zealand’s päua, (known as abalone in other countries), are all unique species of abalone. found only in New Zealand, and are distinguished by their brilliantly coloured shells. Päua have an oval shaped shell, inside which is a large muscular foot which clings to rocks. Wild New Zealand Pāua is sustainably harvested from some of the most remote, wild and exposed coastlines on the planet meaning the product landed to your table is the purest, cleanest and most intensely flavoured abalone available.
[with shell] 300-450g for 1 piece