Pan-Seared Lemon Basil Halibut

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Rating: 2.9/5 (29 votes cast)

I really wanted to put together a SUPER easy fish recipe that tasted as good as it was easy. 15 minutes and about 4 ingredients. It works with halibut – but you can use cod for a cheaper way to go.

I paired mine with an AWESOME sauteed spinach recipe:

Also, you can use fresh or dried ground basil – either way, it will work. The ground way is a lot cheaper.

NOTE: Each fish fillet: 328 Calories, 25g Fat, 2.8g Carb, 19g Protein.

Cook Time:
15 min

2-4 Halibut (or cod if you’re going the cheap route) steaks.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons basil
1 tablespoon minced garlic

What You’ll Need:
1 skillet
1 small mixing bowl

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  1. Add all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Spread about 1 tablespoon of the sauce onto each fish fillet.
  3. Heat a pan to medium high. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the fish.
  4. Let saute on medium-high for 4 minutes per side.
  5. Plate the fish and serve!

Also – if you have the option, always try to support sustainable fisheries. It’s a bit more effort, but well worth it to make sure this fish exists the next time we want to make it. Check this site out for more info: Seafood Watch. Enjoy, dudes!

Pan-Seared Lemon Basil Halibut, 2.9 out of 5 based on 29 ratings

2 Responses to “Pan-Seared Lemon Basil Halibut”

  1. JB Says...

    On February 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I made this with halibit. It was super easy and really good. Pics to be posted on fb. I served with asparagus (from the site) and sweet potato slices that i baked with old bay.

  2. Ardiyansyah Says...

    On December 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    The other night the kids and I got home from a nearly all day play date and I open my fdgrie to figure out what to cook. In the bottom crisper drawer of my double-sided refrigerator lay three mangoes. One of the mangoes was perfectly ripe ready for use. Beside fruit salads, smoothies or eating mangoes plain I had never cooked with them otherwise. I logged on Pinterest and typed in the word mango. Lots of beautiful pictures came up and a curry recipe caught my attention, but I did not have all the ingredients. I remembered I had tilapia in my freezer and I added in the word fish next to mango. Up popped this pan seared halibut recipe. I had most of the ingredients and figured I could wing the rest. My recipe is adapted from Everyday Paleo.

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