Halibut used to be my all time favourite fish. But now it's apparently overfished, not sustainable and it just makes you feel plain bad eating it. So it's a rare treat for me.
But I've noticed it doesn't taste as lovely as it used to. Okay - it might be the nostalgic enhancement of the taste, a Proustian perspective on the old fish, but the halibut I remember from my childhood was wonderfully slimy, flaked like a dream and almost dissolved in my mouth. The fish I get these days, cook it as well as I might, ends up rather stringy and dry. So I've figured - cook it as quick as I can, rather like scallops - just sear on both sides in butter and add simple seasoning, but plenty of.