Pan Seared Halibut with Lemon Butter Sauce

Pan seared wild Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) with a delicious herbed lemon butter sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: atlantic halibut, butter, halibut, herb, lemon, Msc Certified, Pandalus borealis, sauce, seared, sustainable
Servings: 2
Calories: 555kcal


  • 1 lb Halibut Fillet 2 8 ounce portions
  • 1 tsp Instant Flour for dusting
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 3/4 cup White Wine dry
  • 3 tbsp Butter cut into slices
  • Fresh Italian Parsley chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Pre-heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat.
  • Pat halibut portions dry of an excess moisture with paper towels.
  • Season fish with salt and pepper. Dust with a thin coating of Wondra on both sides.
  • Add the canola oil to the pan & allow to get hot, but not smoking.
  • Place halibut portions in the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes without moving them.
  • Flip fish and place the whole pan in the oven.
  • Bake for about 12-14 minutes until cooked through. *Fish is finished cooking when the flat end of a wooden skewer can pass through the thickest part of the fish with no resistance*
  • *CAUTION* Carefully remove the pan from the oven, pan handle will be HOT.

For the Butter Sauce

  • Remove the halibut from the pan and place on a plate. Cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Place pan back on stovetop on medium-high heat. Add wine and simmer until quantity is reduced by half.
  • Add the butter slices and swirl until melted into the wine. Add the parsley. Do not boil!
  • Remove pan from heat.
  • Arrange halibut on a serving plate, spoon sauce over fish generously, and serve immediately.
  • Serve with steamed asparagus and fresh lemon to accompany.


Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 1056mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 677IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
OCEAN FRIENDLY INGREDIENT!Certified Sustainable – MSC, Seafood Watch, OceanWise or BAP

Recipe from Northcoast Seafoods.