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Sautéed Paua Sandwiches with Rocket

A tasty seafood sandwich dish. Try it as a snack or a light meal.


  • buttered white bread

  • rocket leaves

  • lemon juice

  • paua – sliced as thin as possible

  • fresh chilli – thinly sliced (optional)

  • garlic – minced

  • onions – thinly sliced

  • olive oil or butter


  • 1.

    Heat up a cast iron skillet or sauté pan to medium heat

  • 2.

    Add some olive oil, butter or both

  • 3.

    Toss in your onions, garlic and freshly slice chilli

  • 4.

    Cook stirring occasionally until the onions begin to turn golden

  • 5.

    Remove from the pan and hold

  • 6.

    With a cloth just wipe out the pan then place back on the heat so it gets really hot

  • 7.

    Take your thinly sliced Paua and pour some oil through it, then place in the hot pan

  • 8.

    Let it sear for 30 seconds the move it around for another minute or so

  • 9.

    Season with salt and pepper and give it a good squeeze of lemon juice

  • 10.

    Stir in the cooked onions

  • 11.

    On buttered bread, divide out the paua, add the rocket leaves then top with another slice of bread

  • 12.

    ‘Eat em while there hot’!


This is a great way to eat the Paua directly from the sea. All you need are the ingredients a heavy skillet or sauté pan, a sharp knife and chopping board and a small fire. Alternatively use a BBQ.

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