28 Of The Tastiest Halibut Recipes You’ll Find Out There

Halibut is a versatile fish to use in your cooking.

Whilst many people often associate it with high-class dining, there are just as many recipes out there that use this delicious white fish meat for everyday recipes, for just one person, two people, or even the whole family.

28 Of The Tastiest Halibut Recipes You’ll Find Out There

However, perhaps because it is not used as often as other fish we also have access to, such as salmon, cod, and trout, many people aren’t sure how to prepare this fish correctly for themselves.

Is it similar to other white fish meats, such as cod? Or is it different, and needs to be prepared differently?

These questions often leave people with very few answers, and very few recipes to boot.

Well, not anymore!

In this list, we are going to show you a massive range of Halibut recipes that you can make at home right now. Some of them are grilled, and some of them are pan-fried.

But we can guarantee that they will all be delicious!

1. Pan-Seared Halibut With Lemon Butter Sauce

Starting this list with a classic recipe, we have this amazingly rich recipe that tackles one of the biggest issues that you’ll often run into when cooking halibut.

With next to no fat on it, cooking a halibut steak can often mean contending with how dry it can get without the right ingredients.

However, this recipe manages to sidestep that issue by cooking and presenting the halibut with a deliciously buttery sauce, with just a hint of citrus to add some extra seafood flavors.

Pan-frying this halibut also allows you to keep a close eye on the fish, giving you the flaky texture that this fish meat is best known for, whilst not becoming too dry that it becomes a chore to eat.

2. Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Baked Halibut

This is a simple recipe that is perfect for serving to your family on a 

Like all the best halibut recipes, this recipe manages the difficult task of keeping your fish meat moist and full of great tastes, without being drowned in extra flavors from the sauce.

Not that your family would be complaining about those flavors either, with parmesan and garlic being a perfect compliment to this fishy meal!

3. Butter Roasted Halibut With Asparagus & Garlic

Of course, halibut is a fish that goes well with citrus flavors, as we have already started to show you.

And, like many other great fish meats, asparagus is a great option to choose as a side too, as this recipe shows us!

4. Blackened Halibut

It’s pretty impressive what a little preparation and seasoning can do for your fish of choice!

The extra flavors that this recipe calls for are all simple ingredients that can almost certainly be found in your pantry, which should save you the time of needing to visit the store for extras, too!

Just through in some paprika, garlic, onions, herbs, and cayenne, and you’ll be good to go with this recipe!

5. Chard-Wrapped Fish With Lemon & Olive

This recipe is as versatile as it is delicious!

Wrapping the halibut with a good leaf of chard not only adds some green goodness to the dish but also means that you’ll be able to stop a good amount of moisture from leaving your fish meat too.

It solves two problems with one ingredient!

Plus, this recipe is just as tasty with cod as it is with halibut, so don’t worry if you don’t agave quite the right fish saved for this meal.

If you’re looking to use up any remaining fish you have left over, or simply prefer one over the others, this is a good recipe for pretty much any fishy occasion!

6. Grilled Halibut Tacos

Who doesn’t love a good fish taco recipe? Alongside foods like cod, halibut is also a great fish to use in plenty of Mexican meals too, as this recipe shows us!

Serve this recipe with a Salad Verde on the side, and you have a full course to serve for yourself or your friends!

7. Garlic Butter Halibut

Garlic butter is a favorite of chefs across the world. It’s incredibly simple to make, and makes food fanatics go crazy! So, you can imagine that plenty of people are going to be excited when they serve it with this tasty fish meat!

Its simplicity might not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s also what makes it such an easy and reliable dish to make! Just because something is popular, doesn’t mean that it’s always overrated!

8. Butter Roasted Halibut With Asparagus & Olives

So, we’ve already discussed an asparagus and halibut recipe on this list so you may be surprised to see it turn up again so soon.

However, one taste of this olive-filled recipe will show that this dish is plenty different, but still plenty tasty too!

9. Halibut Veracruz

Told you that halibut is great with plenty of Mexican dishes!

This specific dish is named after the East Coast Mexican city of the same name, it is a stew that is perfect to serve with a variety of Mexican side dishes, such as rice, or even tortillas.

Just don’t let it spill! Top with a few slices of avocado, and you have a stew that you won’t soon forget!

10. Grilled Halibut

Sometimes, simplicity is the best policy. Especially on those low-effort days when you still want to eat well.

Lazy weekdays aside, this grilled halibut recipe is also perfect for throwing on the grill with burgers and steaks too. Great if you want a little variety in your grilled food, or if someone at a grill out isn’t too keen on meat.

They won’t have to miss out on amazing flavors with this recipe!

11. Fish Tacos Al Pastor

Oh, thought you’d seen the last taco recipe on this list?

Buckle up friend, there’s plenty more where this amazing dish came from!

Whilst pork tacos are often the go-to option when it comes to a classic tacos al pastor recipe, fish is the other great option for this particular type of dish.

So, if you love fish more than you’re a fan of pork, this should be a go-to Mexican recipe for you and your friends!

12. Crispy Halibut Fish & Chips

Over to the United Kingdom, we go for this next dish!

Fish and chips (the English word for fried) are a staple of British cuisine, so the hopes are high that this recipe lives up to its reputation!

While cod and trout are the usual go-to fishes that are used in classic British fish & chips, halibut helps keep this old recipe fresh, while not sacrificing that classic British pub experience!

13. Oven Baked Greek-Inspired Halibut

Going from the British peninsula, all the way over to the Greek peninsula in the Mediterranean.

Fish is a staple ingredient in many Greek recipes, so halibut fits in very nicely with the healthy helpings of olive oil and salad dressings that Greek food is known for.

And the feta cheese. Don’t forget the feta cheese!

14. Roasted Niçoise Salad With Halibut

Not only are you preparing one of the tastiest halibut recipes out there with this dish, but you’ll also be making one of the simplest too!

The marinated artichokes get deliciously crispy when they are roasted, making them the perfect side veggie to a perfectly cooked halibut, with its firm, flaky texture.

Watch this recipe become an instant favorite in your household!

15. Halibut Ceviche

Latin America is packed to the brim with incredible halibut recipes that are ideal for the warmer seasons of the year.

This recipe is perfect to serve along a side of tortilla chips, or even a diced cucumber salad, where the cool freshness of the vegetables contrasts nicely with the freshly cooked fish meat.

16. Baked Halibut & Asparagus

A little fish food and cheesy Parmesan go a long way to improving many vegetables.

Now, we’re not saying that asparagus isn’t a delicious food.

However, we are saying that asparagus served alongside a delicious halibut steak, whilst being smothered in fragrant cheese, is probably going to be more popular than the asparagus alone!

17. Spring Pea Fish Chowder

Peas don’t get used nearly as much as they should when it comes to soup and stew recipes. 

So, as you can imagine, we’re glad to see some much-needed love in them in this halibut soup recipe!

18. New England Halibut Stew

Whilst not quite a true chowder, this New England-inspired stew will warm your belly and heart just as well as any true fish stew would!

If you’re feeling particularly seafood tonight, make sure to add some clams to that halibut stew for the perfect New England meal!

19. Parmesan Baked Halibut

If it isn’t already clear, we love parmesan here.

So, you can expect that we’ll take any chance we can get to include a recipe with a healthy handful of this fragrant cheese to a recipe.

The parmesan makes a creamy cheesy coating to the halibut on this list, and it is all the better for it!

20. Nashville Hot Halibut Sandwich

What, you thought that we couldn’t possibly add more heat to a halibut recipe than a classic Mexican dish?

Oh, my sweet summer child…

This Nashville hot sandwich recipe adds a smoky flavor to this fish that is unlike almost any other recipe we’ve covered on this list, making it a great change from the more subtle recipes we’ve covered!

21. Grilled Halibut With Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Look, call us basic all you want, but you know as well as we do that the grill is the perfect place for halibut, even if this feels like the tenth time you’ve seen it here!

Plus, when combined with a good dressing as this recipe does, you have a very distinct flavor that comes through when you eat this dish.

22. Baja Style Fish Tacos

That’s right, time for another taco recipe!

Whilst other recipes will often sprinkle a little breading over their fish tacos for flavor and texture, we find that seasoning is both a healthier and more flavor-packed alternative, at least for our money!

23. Bouillabaisse

Halibut, thanks to its subtle, but firm flavor and texture, is the perfect fish meat to go with a variety of fish soups and stews, as we’ve already shown on more than one occasion.

So, when it comes to this classy bouillabaisse dish, you know that it’s going to fit right in with the shrimps and clams!

24. Buttermilk-Fried Nashville Hot Fish Sandwiches

We’re back in Nashville with this recipe!

We love the buttermilk coating that the halibut gets in this recipe, and makes for a nice contrast between the slightly crunchy outside, and the soft, but flaky inside.

Plus, a few slices of tomato and lettuce also don’t go unwelcomed here!

25. Prosciutto-Wrapped Halibut With Sage Butter

The wrapping of meat or fish in a vegetable leaf of some kind has a somewhat rustic charm that we love, so you can bet that we’re going to sing the praises of this recipe as loud as we can!

This is a recipe that is quick to make, yet is perfect for serving guests as it is to your own family.

26. Grilled Halibut With Tomatoes & Hearts Of Palm

What can we say? Lemon dressing and tomato juice are a staple, especially when it comes to a good halibut recipe!

This is the perfect recipe to serve at a grill out, thanks to both its delicious grilled flavor and texture, as well as the bed of salad that this fish meat is served over.

And, of course, we cannot forget about the little drizzle of olive oil over our favorite kind of fish, now, can we?

27. Julia Child’s Bouillabaisse

Time for another bouillabaisse recipe!

This is a perfect test for your cooking skills, as you’ll be balancing some pretty delicate and complex ingredients, from vegetables to plenty of seafood. So much seafood…

However, if you can get this recipe right, it’s the perfect main course meal!

28. Phyllo-Wrapped Halibut Fillets With Lemon Scallions

We’ll end this list on a recipe that’s a little different from the ones we’ve covered so far!

Phyllo pastry and halibut don’t seem like the ideal match at first, but once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t tried it earlier!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Keep Halibut Moist While Cooking It?

With halibut being a somewhat leaner and drier fish on its own, it is very easy to dry out whilst it is cooking, as the lack of fat means that it is very difficult for the fish to hold on to any moisture if nay.

Overcooking halibut will turn the flaky texture that this fish meat is known and loved for, giving it a roughness that can make it course to swallow, even uncomfortable.

As you would imagine, this s something to be avoided.

There are a few things that you can do in your food to stop this from happening. Cooking the halibut with ingredients such as butter, olive oil, or some kind of sauce, are often the best ways to help keep moisture locked into the fish.

Other than that, make sure that you keep a close eye on your halibut as it cooks, and do not let it cook over the time that a recipe states.

Do I Need To Wash My Halibut Before Cooking It?

Like with many other types of fish meat, halibut should be rinsed thoroughly before you start cooking it. Use cold water, then pat down with some kind of paper towel to absorb any excess moisture before you start preparing it.

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it! The only problem you’ll have now is deciding which amazing recipe to try out first!

28 Of The Tastiest Halibut Recipes You’ll Find Out There

28 Of The Tastiest Halibut Recipes You’ll Find Out There

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Halibut is underrated fish meat that goes underutilized in home cooking. Don’t believe what we’re saying? Then you need to see this recipe list for yourself!

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