Melt in your mouth, flaky, savory, and zesty Buttery Parmesan Lemon Herb Baked Halibut is the perfect weeknight dish. The main course that takes less than 15 minutes to make, with minimal cleanup. This dish fits into everyone’s busy schedule, and is also fancy enough to serve on a special occasion or as a holiday meal!
Halibut, the yummy delightful white fish that some consider being the steak of the fish world. You can find it, nowadays, at any local grocery store. The downside is that it can get a bit pricey. That is why I save this tasty dish for special occasions or holidays.
Let’s be honest fish can be tricky to cook. When I first splurged and bought some halibut, I honestly didn’t know what I was doing. I placed it in the oven and it smelled great couldn’t wait to dig in. We sat down to eat, I was really excited, and the next thing I knew I had a mouth full of what felt like sandpaper. Money Wasted!! Kitchen Fail!!
This happened almost every time I cooked fish. Even when I would follow the cooking instructions to a T. Now the thing with any meat, fish, or poultry is it depends on the size and, more importantly, the thickness of whatever you are cooking. That’s what truly decides your cooking time.
Well, my parents were here for the holidays and since they are pescatarians (meaning they only eat veggies and seafood) they had some fresh fish shipped to the house. Now, no one really wants to travel with fish in their luggage, so they left whatever was left in my freezer. There was a fillet of halibut, and this time I decided before I cook it I will research how to and how long to bake it. After ready about 20 articles and numerous recipes I figured I would give the broiler method a try.
A bit nervous because I was afraid it would not cook all the way through, or I would overcook it…again. I mixed up my seasoning placed it on top of the halibut and in the broiler it went. Seven minutes in, I took some internet advice and checked it with a fork to see if it would flake easily and it did!! Done cooking it was. Crossed my fingers, prepped the plates, and when I sat down to take a bit… it was perfect, juicy, buttery, melt in my mouth, absolutely phenomenal halibut!! Insert happy dance!
Nowadays, I cook all my fish fillets using this broiler method, and always check the fish with the fork after 7 minutes of cooking. Since then I haven’t had a sandpaper fish meal, which makes my family pretty happy!!
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- 2 lb skinless halibut fillets
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 small clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- 1/8 tsp pepper
In a medium mixing dish combine mayonnaise, butter, salt, lemon juice, thyme, garlic, parmesan cheese, and pepper.
Lay Halibut fillet in cast iron skillet. Spread the mixture from the mixing bowl over the top of the halibut.
Place Halibut in the oven and turn oven to broil.
Allow halibut to cook for 10-12 minutes, or until halibut flakes easily with a fork, and the top is golden brown.
Allow to cool slightly (1 minute) serve and enjoy!
Instructions in bold are for ovens with only one broil setting (high).