OK, no pictures because I was busy with many other things (some of which you will read about later). Last night I cooked up a couple of halibut steaks for the two of us.
It's a very simple preparation and should work with any fish steak.
Quickie Halibut Steaks
2 halibut steaks
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons Herbs de Provence (more or less)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Let it get nice and hot over high heat, then add the halibut steaks. If they had been frozen (hello Trader Joe's), make sure you've defrosted them overnight in the refrigerator first.
Flip the halibut once you start to see color on the underside edges. Splash some lemon juice on it, sprinkle a generous amount of herbs de Provence and press them in with a spatula.
Sear for two minutes. Flip, splash ,sprinkle, and press again. Reduce heat and let fish cook through. Fish is done when outside has just a little color at the edges, and the center is warm to hot (use a knife to check on your piece).
Salt lightly, pepper generously, serve with a vegetable of your choice, and watch out for bones. That's it. Great when you don't have much time to cook but don't want to nuke a Lean Cuisine or order pizza.