Today’s recipe is all about this fantastic baked halibut with a homemade garlic lemon butter sauce that’s just to die for, especially if you’re a fan of seafood. Not bad at all for a meal that’s ready from start to finish in just under 30 minutes!
How to Make Baked Halibut
Here’s exactly what you need to know to make the best baked halibut that I’ve ever tried:
- Season the halibut. Place the halibut fillets in a shallow dish and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Make sure to season the dish well.
- Drizzle the halibut with olive oil and lemon juice.
- Garnish. Sprinkle with chopped garlic and top with lemon slices.
- Marinate the fish. Allow the halibut to marinate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 425℉.
- Bake. Remove the halibut from the marinade and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or until opaque.
- Serve. Serve the baked halibut with the homemade garlic lemon butter sauce (see below for details on how to make it).
How to Make Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
It’s quick and easy to prepare the homemade garlic lemon butter sauce; I usually like to mix it together while my halibut is baking.
- Combine the ingredients. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, softened butter, and salt and black pepper (to taste) to a bowl.
- Set aside. Set the sauce aside until ready to serve.
What Temperature to Cook Halibut
As any seafood lover will tell you, there is something of an art form when it comes to the right way to cook different species of fish.
For halibut, it’s usually best when cooked to a lower internal temperature, so that’s anywhere between 118℉ and 135℉.
You’re basically looking for the halibut to turn out firm but flaky, while also being opaque in the center; not pink or glossy.
Can I Freeze This Baked Halibut?
You can certainly freeze your leftover baked halibut.
Before freezing any type of cooked seafood, you’re first going to want to make sure that you allow it to cool off completely. You’ll then want to keep the halibut stored in either an airtight container or a heavy duty freezer-safe bag.
You’ll be able to keep this baked halibut frozen for up to 2-3 months when stored like this.
Best Way to Reheat Baked Halibut
You’re going to want to be a little bit reserved when you reheat baked halibut, otherwise you could run the risk of ending up with dried out fish that gives off a rather strong fishy smell.
In order to prevent this, I would strongly recommend reheating your baked halibut in a saute pan at a lower temperature. Remember, halibut is best enjoyed when it’s cooked to a lower internal temperature.
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Really Easy Baked Halibut Recipe with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
For the lemon butter sauce:
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- ¼ cup softened butter
- salt and black pepper to taste
For the baked halibut:
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 4 halibut fillets
- ½ lemon sliced
- Place the halibut in a shallow dish.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
- Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice.
- Sprinkle with chopped garlic and top with lemon slices.
- Marinate for 30 minutes.
- To make the lemon butter sauce, in a bowl whisk all the ingredients.
- Set aside until ready to serve.
- Preheat oven to 425ºF.
- Remove the halibut from the marinade and bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until opaque.
- Serve with lemon butter sauce.