Fresh halibut has a ton of quality protein and micronutrients such as B6 and B12. Other than being healthy, cooking with halibut also makes for a delicious eating experience.
But it’s a mild fish and it takes some planning to make cooking halibut a tasty success. If you bought halibut filets and don’t have a clue what to do with them, the following guide can help.
Read on to discover 3 of the best halibut recipes to try right now.
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1. Pan Seared Halibut In Lemon Sauce
For this recipe, you’ll need four 6 oz filets of wild caught halibut or one big 1 1/2 lb filet to divide into four pieces. It doesn’t matter if the filets have skin or not, just make sure to cook them with the skin side down.
You’ll also need paprika, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and oil. You can use any heat-safe cooking oil, but olive oil works best.
Pat the filets dry with a paper towel to ensure a nice balanced browning. Then, sprinkle all the seasonings on both sides of the halibut.
Heat up your oil of choice in a big enough skillet and add the filets to sear them. Wait 3 to 4 minutes before you flip them over, then sear the other sides for a couple more minutes until the halibut becomes flaky.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and add butter, letting it sit for about 2 minutes until it turns brown and frothy. Add fresh lemon juice to the butter and let it simmer for a few minutes to create a delicious sauce for your filets.
2. Easy Grilled Halibut
First, pat your halibut filets dry while you heat your grill to medium-high. Make sure to let your filets sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
Next, drizzle each side of the halibut filets with 1 tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper. Move your halibut to the oiled grates of your grill.
Put your grill cover on and let the fish filets cook for about 5 minutes on each side until they reach 140°F in the middle. Take the halibut off the grill and let the filets sit for 5 minutes.
Squeeze lemon juice over the halibut and top the filets with a bit of olive oil to complete the dish.
3. Tasty Baked Halibut
First, preheat your oven to 400°F and add halibut to a baking dish with the skin side down and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle on your preferred amount of parsley, garlic, and zest of lemon, and then add exactly 2 tbsp lemon juice.
Add some salt and black pepper and bake your halibut until it flakes, which is about 12 to 15 minutes. Use any leftover lemon juice to drizzle over the top and serve immediately.
Cooking With Halibut
Now you have 3 great halibut recipes that all use different cooking methods. Each halibut recipe is delicious in its own way but you should try them all to find your favorite!
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