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The 3 Best Ways To Prepare Halibut For Your Next Meal

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Halibut is a versatile fish that can be cooked in a variety of ways. You can try grilling, baking, or pan-searing your halibut for a delicious and healthy meal.

Read on to learn how to use these three cooking methods to prepare halibut for your next meal.


One of the best methods for preparing halibut is grilling. As a relatively dense fish, halibut holds together well on the grill. The high heat also helps to crisp the skin and gives the flesh a nice char. 

When grilling halibut, it’s important not to overcook it. The fish is done as soon as it can be flaked with a fork and should be taken off the heat as soon as it turns white. 

Some choose to marinate the halibut steaks before grilling, or you can keep things simple with a dash of salt and pepper.

How to Grill Your Halibut

To grill halibut, start by preheating your grill to medium-high heat. Next, lightly oil your fish and season it with salt and pepper (or your favorite seafood seasoning). 

Then, place the fish on the grill and cook for about 4 minutes per side until it is cooked through. For a beautiful presentation, try grilling your halibut on a cedar plank.

Alaskan halibut burger from North Star Halibut


When cooked correctly, halibut can be a real treat. Another great way to ensure that your halibut dish turns out perfectly is to bake it in the oven. 

Baked halibut fillets cook evenly and rarely get burned on the outside. Plus, baking allows you to infuse the fish with whatever flavors you desire. 

How to Bake Your Halibut

If you’re looking for a simple but tasty recipe, try this one for baked halibut with lemon and thyme. 

  • First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Next, season your halibut fillets with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. 
  • Then, place the fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 12-15 minutes. 
  • Finally, garnish with fresh thyme leaves and serve immediately. 

This recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Try it the next time you’re looking for an impressive, but simple, meal.


If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to prepare halibut, try pan searing it. There are many ways to cook halibut, but pan searing is a favorite amongst seafood lovers. 

This cooking method helps lock in the flavor of the fish, keeping it moist and juicy. In addition, pan searing gives the outside of the fish a nice crispy texture. 

How to Pan Sear Your Halibut

To pan sear halibut, start by heating a pan over medium-high heat. Then, add oil to the pan and season the fish with salt and pepper. 

Once the pan is hot, add the fish to the pan and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through. 

Halibut is a versatile fish that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Try pan-searing your next halibut fillet for a delicious and easy meal.

So, there you have it: our top three ways to prepare halibut for your next meal. If you’re looking for something a little different, we highly recommend giving our halibut cooking methods a try – it’s delicious! 

And if you need some help sourcing fresh-caught halibut, be sure to check out our wild halibut at North Star.

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