Pan Fried Halibut


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Pan Fried Halibut

I absolutely love Halibut. After living in the Pacific Northwest for so many years I came to appreciate how delicious and versatile Halibut can be. Halibut is a lean fish that, when eaten fresh, the meat has a very clean taste and requires little seasoning. Noted for its dense and firm texture Halibut is great broiled, deep fried, pan fried or lightly grilled.


2 Eight Ounce Halibut Fillets (Skin On)

4 Basil Leaves

1 Teaspoon Rosemary Leaves

2 Sprigs Thyme

2 Tablespoons Butter

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

¼ Cup Red Wine

¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt

¼ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

Season the halibut with the salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a heavy skillet over a medium high heat. Place the halibut in the pan flesh side down. Cook for 2 minutes and then turn the fillets over and cook 1 minute more. Place the pan in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place it back over a medium high heat. Add the wine and reduce it until almost all of the wine is gone. While reducing the sauce be sure to baste the fillet to keep it moist. Add the remaining olive oil, butter, basil, rosemary and thyme and cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand for 1 minute. Place on a serving platter and drizzle the sauce over it and enjoy. Serves 2


    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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