Recipe by Rita~
Halibut has a delicate flavor and firm texture. Overcooking can dry it out. So Pan searing and basting with the oil/ butter mixture keeps it moist and flaky. Pan searing adds a nice light crust to the outside of the halibut. Then into the oven to finish cooking.
Top Review by Bridget D.
I was skeptical about this recipe at first but I tried it and it's simple and very good. I didn't have Season Salt so I used Spike seasoning instead. It was perfect! I cut back on the oil and skipped the butter to make it more reasonable in terms of fat grams. Even without the butter/oil sauce, halibut turned out moist and flavorful.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 lb halibut fillet
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt (Green Herb Seasoned Salt or your favorite)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 cup diced shallot
- 1 slice cooked bacon
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash fillet and towel dry of moisture.
- Mix cornstarch, seasoned salt, sugar. Coat the halibut with the mixture.
- In a saute pan that is oven safe heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat.
- Pan sear for 3 minutes on one side flip add shallots and bacon and baste with some of the butter/oil from the bottom of the pan. Sear for 3 more minutes. Continue basting with the oil/butter mixture. Transfer the pan to the oven and finish cooking for about another 6 to 8 minutes.