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Pan seared halibut fillet on top of green beans garnished with lemon wedges and parsley.
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Pan Seared Halibut

This simple pan seared halibut recipe is ready in 15 minutes and tastes amazing. With crispy skin and tender, flakey flesh, you can't go wrong!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 189kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Pat the halibut dry with a paper towel. Season each fillet with parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Place the halibut on the hot oil skin side up, and cook without touching until golden, about 4 minutes. Carefully flip the halibut and continue cooking until you reach your desired doneness, 3 to 4 more minutes.
  • Transfer to a platter, squeeze lemon juice on top and scatter with fresh chopped parsley.



Tip: When cooking halibut or any fish with the skin on use a cast iron skillet for the best crispy skin!


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 753mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg