9 Delicious Halibut Recipes

Last Updated: 10.08.20

Halibut is one of the most popular fish to eat if you’ve tried shark, but you’re concerned with health risks such as mercury contamination. While it might not have the same taste, it does contain healthy fats, which means that it will keep your heart health on par.

In addition to all of this, halibut is known for having a high selenium content. Considering that selenium is essential when it comes to making sure that your body’s detoxification enzymes work properly, you should consider eating halibut once in a while. Some physicians note that it also contains vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, B12, and phosphorous.

A 0.5 fillet contains about 2.1 grams of Omega 3, which is known for its beneficial effects with regard to preventing dementia, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mental disorders.

That being said, it’s easy to see that halibut is a fish that you ought to consider eating. There are several types out there, but the most common ones are Atlantic and Pacific Halibut. To give you a helping hand with cooking halibut, we’ve come up with a list of fifteen amazing recipes for cooking this type of fish.

As is the case with anything else in the kitchen, feel free to use any seasonings you like. The sky’s the limit when it comes to how creative and scrumptious your meals can be.


Chickpea and avocado salad with halibut

For this particular recipe, you will need the following ingredients: four four-ounce pieces of halibut, salt, and pepper, one tablespoon lemon juice, one tablespoon Dijon mustard, eight cups of mixed greens, two tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped, a quarter cup of olive oil, one can of chickpeas, a sliced avocado, and half of a thinly sliced small onion.

The fish has to be cooked in a skillet with the salt and pepper. It takes just about six to eight minutes to get it done if you use medium heat. Once you’ve prepared the fish, you ought to transfer it to a plate and refrigerate it for approximately fifteen minutes or just until it is cold.

You can then flake the fish, put it in a bowl, and add the rest of the ingredients. In a separate bowl, you should whisk together the mustard, cilantro, lemon juice, and olive oil so as to prepare the dressing. Some people like mixing everything up, including the fish, while others prefer to plate it and then add the salad on top.


Asian-style halibut

Asian cuisine is particularly versatile and imaginative, and that’s why we thought that you might enjoy this recipe. As per usual, you can spice things up by adding or leaving out some ingredients, depending on your personal preferences.

Typically, however, you’d need red bell pepper, bok choy, scallions, the zest from one half of an orange, three tablespoons of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and two teaspoons of grated ginger root. You will also need some parchment paper for the halibut as you are going to bake it in the oven at 400 degrees for about fifteen minutes.

When preparing the mixture, it is a good idea to set the bell pepper, scallions, and bok choy under the halibut, and then spoon the oil, ginger, soy sauce, and vinegar over the halibut. This is a quick dinner for those nights where you don’t really feel like cooking as you’re probably too tired from the work you’ve been doing during the day.


Halibut with spicy tomatoes and squash

For this recipe, you are going to need one chopped red onion, two small yellow squashes, cut in halves, two cloves of garlic, one jalapeno, and four pieces of skinless halibut fillet. You will also require 28 ounces of diced tomatoes, which basically means a whole can. As with other recipes, salt and pepper can be added as per your personal preferences.

You’ll start by heating up the oil in a skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft, and then add the chopped squash, garlic, jalapeno, and salt and pepper. It takes just three to four minutes to cook the vegetables, after which you need to stir in the tomatoes and then nestle the halibut among the veggies.

Turn the heat on medium-low and leave the halibut to simmer for about ten to twelve minutes or until you notice that it is starting to have a flaky consistency.


Lemon ginger halibut

The Food Network Canada has a plethora of tasty recipes containing halibut, and we recommend this one. Depending on the number of people that need to be served, you’re going to need variable amounts of minced garlic, canola oil, soy sauce, ginger root, brown sugar, lemon juice, sake, chili paste, green onion, and, of course, halibut.

From all of these ingredients with the exception of green onion, you will make a marinade for the fish. Place the fish into the marinade in a resealable bag and put it in the fridge for thirty to forty minutes. You will then have to grill the halibut and thicken the marinade in a saucepan so that you can serve it with the fish.

The final note consists of chopped green onion on top of everything on the plate.

Halibut with coconut sauce

This is yet another tasty dish. Unlike some of the others that we have mentioned, this particular one heavily relies on the coconut sauce instead of focusing on the way you are going to cook the halibut. In fact, all you will have to do with the fish is fry it in a pan and season it with coriander, salt, and pepper, as well as some ground cumin.

The coconut sauce is a tad more complicated. Use variable amounts of onion and ginger and fry them in a pan until golden. You should add curry leaves, green chili, and coriander seeds and cook for approximately thirty seconds. Finally, add a generous amount of coconut milk and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened. This time span usually means about three to five minutes.

Some people like to serve this dish with sauteed peas, but you can use whichever sauteed veggies you like.


Fried halibut

Fish and chips is a quite popular dish in the United Kingdom, but this halibut one is different. You will need one cup of soy milk, one half of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, garlic and onion powder and one cup of soy milk.

Add your halibut pieces to this marinade and leave it in the fridge for a time span of thirty minutes to twenty-four hours, depending on how much patience you have. For frying, you will require a paper bag filled with flour. Place several pieces of halibut into the bag and shake well. Do the same with the rest of the fish.

You can fry the halibut in a cast iron pan, but you can also use a deep fryer and cook it for about three to five minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add sliced lemon on every plate.


Halibut tacos

Everybody loves tacos, so if you have some frozen or freshly caught halibut available, don’t hesitate to consider this recipe. You will need all-purpose flour, cumin, chili powder, salt, and oil for frying. The process of frying halibut is simple, and you’re going to do pretty much the same thing as you would when preparing the fried halibut we’ve mentioned earlier on.

You need to place three to four pieces of halibut in every tortilla and top with creamy slaw, sour cream, salsa, or lemon squeeze. Just make sure to avoid packing loads of ingredients into the tortillas because things are going to get messy.

Mediterranean Halibut

The beauty of Mediterranean cuisine is that most dishes are remarkably simple, and so you won’t waste too much time or effort preparing a delicious meal. This particular one calls for halibut, bruschetta, olives, lemon juice, and capers. You will bake the fish alongside the rest of the ingredients for approximately fifteen to twenty minutes depending on the heat.

Plate everything, and you’re all set to go. Serve with other grilled vegetables such as zucchini. Poached halibut might be bland according to some people, but grilled and baked halibut can be delicious with the right ingredients.



Compared to some of the other recipes we have showcased in this article, Cioppino is a bit more complex. It requires quite a good deal of ingredients, and it is typically made with several varieties of fish, including halibut. Cioppino can also contain salmon, shrimp, manila clams, and mussels.

It stands to reason that you can customize the recipe depending on the types of fish and seafood you have available. The rest of the ingredients consist of fennel, onion, shallots, garlic, red pepper flakes, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, dry white wine, fish stock, and bay leaf.

Most of the ingredients have to be cooked in a very large pot with plenty of oil, wine, and fish stock. You should add the mussels and clams to the liquid and then cover for about five to seven minutes or until they’ve started to open up. At this point, you need to add the shrimp and the fish, and this is due to the fact that halibut is quite flaky and can be broken down into far too small pieces when it’s cooked excessively.




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