Quick & Delicious Halibut Recipes

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Halibut Catch

Who doesn’t love a good recipe roundup? Especially when the star ingredient is halibut! At Van Isle Marina, we are big fans of anything to do with halibut, whether it’s grilled, baked, poached, barbecued, or sautéed. Fortunately, you don’t have to get too fancy with halibut in order for it to taste amazing.

Here are our top recommended ways to enjoy pacific halibut – the most highly prized groundfish found around Vancouver Island. Use freshly caught or previously frozen halibut for any of the recipes below. And get your lemons ready – they are the star ingredient in most halibut entrees!

1. Heavenly Halibut

Topping our list of great halibut recipes is Heavenly Halibut from Allrecipes.com. The crisp parmesan topping of this dish adds texture and a boost of flavour to impress guests. You can get the taste of a gourmet halibut dish with just a few ingredients.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butterHeavenly Halibut Recipe
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 2 pounds skinless halibut fillets

Get the full recipe at Allrecipes.com

2. One-pan Mediterranean Baked Halibut with Vegetables

This recipe involves taking your basic grilled halibut recipe, adding in a few of your favourite vegetables, and then baking it all in one dish instead of grilling.

  • 1 1/2 lb halibut fillet, slice into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemonsOne-pan Mediterranean Baked Halibut Recipe
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced into half moons
  • Salt & pepper

Get the full recipe from The Mediterranean Dish

3. Thai Grilled Halibut

Sweeten things up a little with this Thai-inspired halibut recipe. While this grilled halibut recipe involves a few ingredients you might not have readily available on your boat, it’s so tasty that it’s worth making on land one day.

You’ll need:

  • 2 to 4 halibut steaks or fillets
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauceThai Grilled Halibut Recipe
  • 6 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup coriander (fresh, chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Brown sugar

Get the full recipe from The Spruce Eats

4. Classic Fish & Chips

If you’ve got a deep fryer and the will to use it, considering wowing the crowd with a good old-fashioned plate of battered fish and chips. This deep-fried halibut recipe will be a crowd pleaser for sure, without requiring that many ingredients.

You’ll need:

  • 2 lbs skinless, boneless halibut
  • Classic Fish and Chips RecipeSalt
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • About 1/2 bottle beer

Get Hank Shaw’s full recipe from Honest-Food.net.

5. Poached Halibut with Tomato and Basil

This healthy halibut recipe from Rachel Ray is low in fat and is such a colourful dish. Fresh basil is a must, as are locally grown, in-season tomatoes if you can find some!

You’ll need:

Poached Halibut with Tomato and Basil Recipe

  • Halibut fillets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine, eyeball it
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, well drained
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 20 leaves fresh basil, torn or shredded
  • Salt & pepper

Get the full recipe from The Food Network

6. Halibut & Smoked Salmon Chowder

Here is a nice comfort food recipe from Thrifty Foods that is quick to whip up but will taste like it took hours of slow cooking. This chowder contains nothing but the good stuff, and no shellfish of any kind.

You’ll need:

  • 100 gram pkg cold smoked salmon
  • 1 lb of halibut fillets
  • ButterHalibut and Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 cups chicken or fish stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 medium red-skinned potatoes
  • 1 cup light cream
  • Fresh dill
  • Salt & white pepper

Get the full recipe from Thrifty Foods.

7. Crispy Fish Cakes for Two

Halibut can play a starring role in many fish cake recipes. We like this one from Pinch & Swirl for its simplicity, both in ingredients and preparation. Fish cake recipes are great for when there is leftover cooked fish to use up, if that ever were to happen, that is!

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbsCrispy Fish Cakes Recipe
  • 1/2 pound cooked halibut
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk sour cream
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 rib celery very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped capers
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying
  • Fresh lemon wedges optional
  • Salt & pepper

Get the full recipe from Pinch & Swirl.

8. Halibut Ceviche with Mango and Avocado

The ceviche method of “cooking” doesn’t actually involve any heat. Instead, the fish is marinated in an acidic mix of ingredients and the final product is served cold. It’s best served as an appetizer before a main meal on a hot, sunny day when you have access to freshly caught halibut.

halibut ceviche with mango and avocado recipe

You’ll need:

  • Halibut fillets
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Hot sauce
  • 1 large mango
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 small jalapeno
  • Red onion
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • Honey or agave
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Get the full recipe from From a Chef’s Kitchen.

Another great ceviche recipe we love comes from Epicurious and stars pineapple, jalapeno, and tequila as key ingredients.

9. BBQ Halibut Steaks

It’s easy to prepare halibut on the BBQ – just skip the store-bought sauces and use this recipe instead!

You’ll need:

Barbeque Halibut Steaks Recipe

  • Halibut steaks
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Fresh garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Soy sauce
  • Halibut steaks

Get the full recipe from Allrecipes.com

10. Lemon and Dill Baked Halibut

This classic baked halibut dish includes a healthy dose of cherry tomatoes and asparagus. It’s healthy, easy to make, and delicious to devour.

You’ll need:

Dill and Lemon Baked Halibut Recipe

  • Halibut fillets
  • lemons
  • Asparagus
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh dill
  • Garlic

Get the full recipe from Jacked Kitchen.

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