Vintner's Favorite BBQ Recipes From El Dorado Wineries

Grilled Abalone

Courtesy of Josh Bendick, Holly’s Hill Vineyards

Measurements are approximate. Adjust to taste.

3-inch, farm raised abalone* cleaned, sliced in half and pounded until tender. Allow 3 per person.


1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp dried thyme
salt & pepper, to taste


1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lime juice
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 bunch chopped cilantro
salt & pepper, to taste

Marinate the abalone overnight. Grill over very hot coals for about thirty seconds per side. Remove from grill and serve immediately with the sauce.

Suggested pairing: Holly's Hill Vineyards Roussanne

*For abalone, contact:
The Cultured Abalone in Goleta, Ca at 805.685.1956 or