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They’re alive!

(From my Flickr account)

Can anyone take a guess on what these ocean inhabiting creatures in the video are?  Also, where in the metro Atlanta area did I spot these?

I’ll give you a hint on the first question: they can be eaten raw or cooked.

Ten seconds after I stopped recording the video above, every single one of those “suckers” started moving like they were auditioning for the next Dancing with the Stars.

– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.

14 comments Add your comment

Brandi

October 26th, 2010
1:13 pm

ABALONE! Do I get a prize?
You found them in some asian market no?

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Kirk

October 26th, 2010
1:57 pm

Buford Hwy. Farmers Mkt?

Brandon

October 26th, 2010
2:03 pm

Donkey200

October 26th, 2010
2:09 pm

Abalone at Super H Mart.

Michael

October 26th, 2010
2:26 pm

The new gawd-awful megamart?

Hungry Gringo

October 26th, 2010
2:40 pm

Those are the alien eggs from Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic “Alien”, duh.

Gene Lee

October 26th, 2010
2:55 pm

@Brandi got the items correct
@Brandon got the place right
@Donkey200 got both

No prize. But go forth and find abalone at your favorite local Asian eateries!

Helen

October 26th, 2010
3:05 pm

Super H on Peachtree Industrial, $4.99/ea! I saw them on Sunday……

Michael

October 26th, 2010
4:08 pm

Remember, you can also buy the vegetarian version in a can if the wiggling bothers you. I’m serious.

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James

October 27th, 2010
2:13 pm

What’s the taste and texture of these critters like?

Gene Lee

October 27th, 2010
3:26 pm

@James – Raw – chewy with a little crunch. Some find it too tough. Tastes like seawater. Cooked – chewy, deeper ocean flavor.

James

October 29th, 2010
1:26 pm

Thanks, Gene.