paua are interesting. i definitely wouldnt waste loadsa $s buying them in the shop. the last one i priced was about $45. eeek! that's alot of fillet steak lol usually i do the bash and chop, then fry them with onions and garlic. sometimes i throw some cream in. usually i throw some chilli in or kaitaia fire or smokey tabasco. i love pipis and cockles. all those sorts of shellfish. steamed open and eaten with vinegar. kina i never could do out of the tubs. my mind couldnt make me eat them at all. till we went diving one day in a very shark infested patch of water. in fact i got stalked by a seal in the water the time before when we went there. since i have paua in the freezer, it was cold and there was a nasty rip going on, i had a shark phobia moment and suddenly decided it was a not good time to get in. so i sat on the rocks and kept watch for fins lol one of the guys found a kina so they broke it on the rocks for me and i got to eat it. it was scrumptious. all the chicks i weave with reckon it is better out the shell. sorta sweet. sorta tangy. not overly fishy. they eat kelp so they will be very nutritious. maybe it was just the moment that made it taste so nice as i was way out in the middle of nowhere, no cell signal, in the sun by the ocean. total peace and silence. i had some yesterday for lunch with scrambled eggs and zucchini noodles. julienne a zucchini. chuck it in a colander with a sprinkle of salt to sweat for half an hour. rinse if off and drain. fry up some onion and a smidgen of garlic. throw in the zucchini. when it looks cooked. move it to one side of the pan. throw in and scamble 1 beaten egg and the tongues out of 2 kina. salt, pepper etc and eat. really yummy.