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Shucking

1.  Clean abalone by rinsing lightly with freshwater.  Rub abalone foot with salt to remove fluid, assure cleanliness, to facilitate the contraction of the meat.  
2.  Rinse off salt thoroughly and place abalone in the foot up position.  On the thin edge of the shell, insert a tool such as a table knife between the meat and the shell and slice until the muscle is freed from the shell.
3.  Remove gonads and internal organs.
4.  Remove the mouth.  Wipe meat clean.  Clean and rinse the shell for presentation or as a memento.  Rubbing the shell with olive oil will highlight the color.