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Weeknight dinners like this crispy parmesan baked halibut makes dinner easy, flavorful, and ready in no time.
My husband is a huge fisherman. Like if he could fish all day, every day, he totally would. In fact, I am reasonably confident that I will have a hard time getting him not to be on the water once he retires in a few years. Here is the funny thing, though, he doesn't actually eat fish, haha. Like he doesn't eat any seafood at all. He's a total catch and releases guy unless I ask him to bring me home something.
I, on the other hand, love fish. Granted, I tend to make it more for myself for lunch or the kids and me when he's out of town for work. This crispy parmesan-baked halibut is one my girls ask for when I suggest adding some seafood to the menu.
Easy halibut recipe ingredients.
- Avocado Oil
- Lemon Juice
- Parmesan Cheese
- Gluten-free Panko - Kikkoman brand sells a gluten-free panko. If you can't find this you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs or even substitute in some crushed-up pork rinds for the crunch.
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Salt and Pepper
How to make parmesan crusted halibut.
- Make the marinade.
- Make the parmesan topping.
- Marinate the halibut.
- Top the halibut.
- Bake the halibut.
- Serve and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks for Cooking Halibut
Using fish that has been frozen, it's best to let it defrost before cooking. You can technically cook fish from frozen by adding a few minutes to the cooking time, but I find it doesn't take on flavor as much as it does when it's defrosted. I like to let fish defrost in the fridge overnight before cooking it.
This is especially important if you are using fish that has been frozen and then defrosted. Carefully dry the halibut with a paper towel before placing the fish in the marinade.
This is a personal preference. I prefer to cook the halibut with the skin on and then remove it before eating. I find it stays together better while cooking with the skin on.
Halibut is a lean fish, and it is easy to overcook it. Halibut is done when the flesh is opaque and easily flakes with a fork. If you want to be sure you can use a thermometer, halibut is cooked when it reads about 120 to 130 degrees.
How to serve with oven-baked halibut.
This parmesan-crusted halibut pairs well simple sides like roasted vegetables, rice, and even cauliflower rice or quinoa. Think of it like chicken; if it pairs well with chicken, it will pair well with this halibut recipe. I love my lemon broccoli with this recipe.
As with most fish, halibut is best served immediately. Leftovers do hold up in the fridge for a few days. If you want to reheat the halibut, place it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. You can also broil it for a few minutes to let the topping crisp back up.
Can you use another type of fish?
Yes, you can. This combination of flavors works well with all kinds of white fish. You can use it on your favorite.
More weeknight dinners to enjoy.
Baked Parmesan Crusted Halibut
- 4 4-6 Ounce Haliut Filets Or preferred white fish.
- ¼ Cup Avocado Oil
- ⅓ Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- ½ Cup Gluten-free Panko Or gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed pork rinds.
- 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Fresh is best.
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¾ Teaspoon Parsley
- ¼ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Pepper
- Defrost and dry the fish filets.4 4-6 Ounce Haliut Filets
Make the marinade.
- In a shallow dish combine the avocado oil, mayonnaise, lemon juice and half the spices.¼ Cup Avocado Oil, ⅓ Cup Mayonnaise, 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice, 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder, ¼ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Teaspoon Salt, ½ Teaspoon Pepper, ¾ Teaspoon Parsley
- Place the halibut into the marinade and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
Make the crust.
- In another shallow dish melt the butter.2 Tablespoons Butter
- To the melted butter add the panko or gluten-free bread crumbs and stir so that the crumbs are coated in the butter.½ Cup Gluten-free Panko
- To that mixture stir in the shredded parmesan and the remaining half of the spices.1 Cup Shredded Parmesan
Coat the halibut.
- Place the halibut filets onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- I like to spoon a little bit more of the marinade on top of filets.
- Gently press the panko and parmesan mixture on top of the fish filets. If you wish to coat all sides feel free to do so. I find it easier to top one side.
Bake the halibut.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the parmesan crusted halibut into the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the fish easily flakes with a fork. If you prefer to check the temperature use an instant read thermometor and look for 120-130 degrees.