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Baked Halibut with Lemon Butter Sauce

Renée G.


This is a delicious way to prepare fish that any devout red meat lover will appreciate. It's meaty and yummilicious. Any firm white fish will work - like halibut or cod.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
12 Min


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    3 tbsp. lemon juice
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    3 tbsp. butter, melted
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    ¼ cup all-purpose flour
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    ½ tsp. salt
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    ¼ tsp. paprika
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    2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
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    ¼ tsp. white pepper
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    4 (6 oz.) fish fillets (about 1” thick)
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    2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley, garnish
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    2 tsp. grated lemon peel, garnish
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    lemon butter sauce for serving (recipe below)

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    ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
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    1 clove garlic, peeled
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    ½ -1 tsp. salt
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    ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
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    1 stick butter, melted
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    zest of 1 lemon

How to Make Baked Halibut with Lemon Butter Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray 13”x9” baking dish with non-stick spray; set aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and butter. In a separate shallow bowl, mix flour and seasonings. Dip fillets in lemon juice mixture, then in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  3. Place in prepared baking dish. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice mixture. Bake 12-15 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare Lemon Butter Sauce
  5. Mix parsley and lemon peel; sprinkle over baked fish.
  6. Lemon Butter Sauce:

    In a blender, process the lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper until the garlic is fully incorporated.
    While still running at a low speed, pour the melted butter in through the lid opening, blending until emulsified.
  7. Pour into a bowl and stir in lemon zest and any pan juices from the baking dish.
  8. Pour or spoon over fish which has been placed on individual serving plates, with a steamed vegetable and a scoop of cous cous or rice pilaf, alongside.

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About Baked Halibut with Lemon Butter Sauce

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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