Season both sides of halibut with salt and black pepper.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add halibut and cook 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Remove fish from pan and set aside.
To the same pan, add artichoke hearts, broth and saffron. Bring to a simmer. Return fish to pan and simmer 2 minutes, until fish is fork-tender.
Transfer to a serving platter and is usually served with couscous.