I've seen a recipe for ormer that requires it to be beaten a lot before stewing for a long time, and I've seen abalone recipes that are quick and easy.

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A quick search on google indicates that ormer is in the same grouping as abalone and sea snails, and is indeed a type of abalone.

  • I'd no idea that so many different creatures could be called abalone, or ormer for that matter. Apr 9, 2018 at 23:46
  • Why would the type called ormer need such extreme treatment before eating it?
    – user66331
    Apr 10, 2018 at 17:21
  • Any species of abalone needs a fair amount of tenderizing, as I understand it.
    – Just Joel
    Apr 11, 2018 at 22:03
  • I'd come across a recipe for Channel Islands ormer casserole that called for the ormer to be well-beaten, and then I'd seen recipes for abalones that use the meat right away without (instructions for) tenderising. With abalone being the more popular I would expect then that it goes without them saying that you'd need to prepare the abalone before proceeding with the recipe.
    – user66331
    Apr 18, 2018 at 18:44
  • here's a link to the recipe if it's of interest guernseydonkey.com/?p=12119
    – user66331
    Apr 18, 2018 at 18:50

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