Halibut steak, pan-seared, then bathed in brown butter, served with parsley, aleppo pepper flakes, sea salt and lots of lemon.
This is a 1 lb. halibut steak, which serves 2. Preheat a non-stick or carbon steel pan over medium-high heat and add in a bit of neutral oil. Pat halibut dry. Carefully place halibut in pan and sear for about 3 minutes or until bottom is golden. Carefully flip the halibut and add in about 2 Tbsp of butter into the pan, let it melt, the foamy bits turn brown and things smell nutty. Tilt the pan slightly towards you and spoon the brown butter over the fish, continue to baste for a minute or so.
Transfer to a plate, drizzle on the brown butter pan sauce, season with sea salt, parsley, chili pepper flakes and as much lemon as you’d like. Goes well with crusty bread or pasta.