1. Wash the fish then pat dry and season with salt and pepper. In a large Skillet, sear the fish over medium heat until browned on both sides. Remove fish from pan and set aside. Cover fish loosely with foil.
2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan, stirring often, until soft and translucent. Add the tomatoes, herbs and the bay leaf, then simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the fish then cover and cook over a gentle heat for 5 minutes, or until just cooked. Serve on a platter garnished with fresh herbs.