Halibut is a delicious white fish that is mild and sweet in flavor and it’s super healthy to eat. Here’s a list of our favorite 15 healthy halibut recipes.
15 Healthy Halibut Recipes
Are you looking for new and exciting healthy halibut recipes? Halibut has such a mild flavor helping it pair well with so many different flavor combinations. Also there are so many incredible and yummy ways to prepare this nutrient dense protein.
My husband just returned home from a fishing trip and filled our freezer with halibut. Halibut is an excellent source of lean protein.
I am always looking for new recipes and since I just posted a round up of baked salmon recipes, I thought it was time to add one with halibut recipes.
What If I’m not in love with Seafood?
Halibut is a healthy, lean protein and is a perfect choice for those who aren’t in love with seafood because it has a very mild, sweet flavor. It doesn’t have a super fishy flavor which will typically make people shy away from seafood all together.
How Much Protein is in Halibut?
Good Source of High-Quality ProteinOne serving of cooked halibut packs 42 grams of high-quality protein and thus can help meet your dietary protein needs (1). The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for protein is 0.36 grams per pound or 0.8 gram per kilogram of body weight.
Things to Look for When buying Halibut
If you don’t do any halibut fishing in your family, it is easy to find at the grocery store.
When purchasing fresh fish always ask to smell it first. It shouldn’t smell fishy at all and that’s how you know you’ve got a fresh, good piece. If you’re using frozen fish, be sure to use it as soon as it is thawed.
I know halibut isn’t a cheap fish to find, so you can substitute these recipes with another firm white fish, if you prefer. Try cod, haddock, fluke, flounder, turbot or even tilapia.
Tips for Cooking Healthy halibut recipes
Because halibut is lower in fat content, it is very easy to overcook! Frozen halibut is even easier to overcook, so watch your fish very closely while cooking. You do not want dry fish!
Take the fish off the heat as soon as it turns white. As soon as it can be flaked with a fork, it’s done.
Here’s Our List of 15 Healthy Halibut Recipes:
1. Pan Seared halibut in Garlic White Wine Sauce
Full of colorful tomatoes, this beautiful pan seared halibut in garlic white wine sauce is from Ciao Florentine.
2. Grilled Healthy Halibut Recipe
Simple and delicate Grilled Halibut is from The Stay At Home Chef.
3. Pan Seared Halibut with Lemon Cream Sauce
I may need an extra helping of cream sauce with this Pan seared halibut with lemon cream sauce from Jessica Gavin.
4. Almond Crusted halibut with Lemon Garlic Butter
Halibut should easily flake with your fork like this Almond crusted halibut with lemon garlic butter from Ahead of Thyme.
5. Baked Lemon Garlic Halibut
Lemon pairs so perfect with fish like this Baked lemon garlic halibut from Jo Cooks.
6. Poached Halibut in Thai Coconut Curry Broth
Halibut meets the exciting flavors of Thai food in this Poached halibut in Thai coconut curry broth from Alaska From Scratch.
7. One Pan Mediterranean Baked Halibut
Easy peasy clean up in this healthy halibut recipe called One pan Mediterranean baked halibut from The Mediterranean Dish.
8. Garlic Parmesan Baked Halibut
Garlic parmesan baked halibut from Port and Fin
9. Poached Halibut in tomato curry broth
Here is this gorgeous Poached halibut in tomato curry broth from Cooking and Beer.
10. Halibut with Thai Coconut Sauce
Thai coconut sauce pairs so well with the mild sweet taste of halibut in this Halibut with Thai coconut sauce from Pamela Salzman.
11. Grilled Halibut with Tomato and Avocado Salsa
The colors of the this Grilled halibut with tomato and avocado salsa is a sight to see from the Foodie Crush.
12. Pan Seared Halibut with Butter Herb Sauce
Chopping up fresh herbs from the garden would be perfect for this Pan seared halibut with butter herb sauce from Too Precious For Processed.
13. Baja Halibut Fish Tacos
I will always say yes to fish tacos and these Baja halibut fish tacos from Culinary Ginger are sure to please all!
14. Poor Man’s Lobster
It doesn’t need to be the real deal to taste like lobster! This Poor Man’s Lobster from Fav Family Recipes is really halibut.
15. Blackened Halibut Recipe
That crispy, well-seasoned outside of this Blackened Halibut looks divine from Healthy Recipes.
Don’t all of these recipes look amazing!? Which one do you want to try first?
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