Easy Halibut Fillets with Herb Butter

"I used chopped parsley and it was lovely. Adapted from James Peterson's "Fish & Seafood""
photo by Thorsten photo by Thorsten
photo by Thorsten
photo by Thorsten photo by Thorsten
photo by Thorsten photo by Thorsten
photo by Thorsten photo by Thorsten
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  • 2 halibut fillets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 2 tablespoons finely chopped tarragon (or other herb of your choice) or 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill (or other herb of your choice)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  • Make little aluminum foil trays sized to fit each fillet.
  • Wipe the bottom of each tray with olive oil.
  • Put the fillets ugly side up (skin side even if the skin is now removed) on the trays.
  • Mix the butter with the chopped herbs throughly.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of the butter on the halibut.
  • Broil for 4 minutes.
  • Carefully turn each fillet over, not spilling any of the melted herb butter.
  • Broil for 4 more minutes.
  • Remove and plate, pouring the melted sauce over each fillet.

Questions & Replies

  1. High or low broil, and how long ?


  1. Very simple and yet so good! I used parsley as well .. thank you
  2. If your fish is dry, try brining it first. I read this in Cooking Light magazine this month, and it works! The fish is moist and less....fishy!
  3. Loved this recipe! Super easy, super fast and so delicious. Perfect for a week night or any night. I used parsley since I had it in the house & I dispensed with using the foil, just used a glass pyrex baking dish. Much better than I thought it would be, definitely a do-over.
  4. It was very quick and easy but it seemed to lack something for us, probably more herbs and seasonings. (A few splashes of lemon juice at the end did wonders!) I found the halibut a tad dry, so I'll watch it more carefully/broil it for less next time around. Nice recipe but just needs some tweaks to suit us. Thanks!
  5. I've baked & fried, but never broiled fish before. My husband loved it!! I used defrosted haddock fillets and wiped the bottom of each foil tray with flavoured garlic olive oil. A great, quick and easy dinner to prepare. My husband loves fish and I'll definitely be making this again soon. Thank you!


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