I remember many years ago enjoying fresh abalone steaks in Southern California along the coastline. The abalone is now on the endangered species list and consequently can't be legally harvested from the ocean. There are a few seafood farms, however, which still sell abalone steaks on line. They're outrageously expensive, but I recently purchased a few and prepared them this way. They were wonderful and brought back lots of happy memories. I think my recipe is the first on Zaar for fresh abalone. This recipe truly makes a fine gourmet main dish. Serve with buttered angel hair pasta and fresh vegetables. Break out your very best bottle of white wine and enjoy.