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Baked Halibut with Lemon Butter

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Baked Halibut with Lemon Butter
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How to Bake Halibut Fish in the Oven - #fish #recipe #eatwell101 - The best way to cook halibut in the oven! Try our garlic butter baked halibut recipe for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

How To Bake Halibut in the Oven – Baked halibut is possibly one of the simplest and most delicious ways to cook halibut fish. Pan-seared fish is not the only way for a guaranteed crisp exterior with a fork-tender, flaky interior; try this recipe for baked halibut instead! Our baked halibut recipe delivers soft, juicy, and tender fish on the inside with golden crisp edges. Whether you enjoy baked halibut with rice, veggies, or shredded in fish tacos, this cooking method for halibut makes a delicious restaurant-style dinner everyone will love!

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Baked Halibut Recipe

You can prepare this garlic butter baked halibut recipe in just one baking dish. Perfect for getting your side dishes cooked alongside your main, especially when you need something quick to throw together for a weeknight dinner.

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How to make baked halibut

Baking halibut in the oven is super simple: Preheat your oven, and season the fish with a mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, instant bouillon cube, and olive oil. Arrange the halibut in a baking pan and top with butter. Bake in the oven until the fish is cooked and the halibut flesh is flaky. Serve immediately!

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Directions

1. To bake halibut in the oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200ºC) with a rack in the middle. Lightly oil a baking dish. Pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel.

2. Rub the halibut fillets generously with oil, salt, garlic powder, instant bouillon, and pepper – on all sides.

3. Arrange the seasoned halibut fillet in the baking pan, skin-side down. Top the halibut fillet with two or three small dollops of butter.

4. Roast the halibut in the oven for 4 to 6 minutes per half-inch thickness of your halibut fillet. So if your halibut fillet is 1 1/2 inches thick, roast for approximately 18-20 minutes for well done. This baking time for halibut is approximate and will depend on your oven too.

5. Baked halibut is done when the flesh is opaque white and easily flaked with a fork. You can also use an instant-read thermometer to check the halibut for doneness. The USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145°F (63ºC), which you should measure at the thickest part of the halibut fillet. Serve immediately with lemon wedges for drizzling. You can also shred the fish as we did in the picture to make these delicious fish tacos! Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the best baked halibut ever

  • Make sure you don’t bake halibut at too high or too low of a temperature or it’ll dry out.
  • You can cover the fish while it cooks to ensure it remains moist.
  • Keep the halibut skin on to help make a natural barrier between the fish flesh and the baking dish to keep the moisture inside.

How long to bake halibut

Halibut needs 12-14 minutes of cooking time in a hot, preheated oven at 400°F (200°C). You can broil for the last 2 minutes if you like charred edges! If your fillet is thick like ours, count for more than 18 minutes in the oven.

How to know when halibut fish is done baking

Halibut should be cooked until an instant-read thermometer reads 145°F (63ºC) when inserted in the thickest part of the fish filet. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, here’s how you can check if your fish is done cooking: Halibut flesh turns from translucent white to opaque white as it cooks. You can check for doneness by cutting into the thickest part of the fish with a knife. It should still be opaque in the center and beginning to flake.

How to store cooked halibut

Baked halibut will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Gently reheat in the microwave or use cold.

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