From Roasted and Grilled to Broiled and Steamed, These Are Our Favorite Healthy Halibut Recipes for Dinner

Halibut with Grapefruit and Rosemary

A marvelous, meaty option, halibut is more luxurious than inexpensive mild white fish fillets like tilapia, haddock, or catfish. Like most fish, halibut is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids (approximately 740mg in one five- to six-ounce serving!), plus magnesium and niacin. Like many types of seafood, halibut pairs especially well with citrus, such as our recipe for Halibut with Grapefruit and Rosemary, pictured here. The fish is broiled and served with a generous drizzle of an earthy grapefruit syrup.

Halibut is also a fantastic fish to use in a mixed seafood stew, soup, or salad that calls for white fish. Because it's meaty, it doesn't fall apart or overcook easily when cooked. It's a great option for an Italian-style cioppino that also features lobster, shrimp, squid, and cockles. With a delicate tomato broth and plenty of herbs, a superstar cioppino recipe will bring big flavor to the dinner table.

Halibut has a dense and firm flesh that needs little salt and pepper but stays intact when grilled. Because of this, it's one of our favorite fish to prepare during grilling season. Here you'll find simple but spectacular preparations of grilled halibut that you can serve alongside seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes, or just delicious crusty bread.

For colder weather, we also have recipes for halibut that call for a slow-cooker or baking the fish in the oven in a casserole dish. No matter how you choose to prepare it, halibut delivers delicious flavor and a boost of nutrients to the table time and time again.

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Mid-Atlantic Seafood Stew

mid-atlantic seafood stew
David Malosh

With four kinds of seafood, this stew leaves nothing to be desired. Packed with flavor, this easy recipe creates a fish dinner with that classic East Coast taste.

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Baked Fish with Summer Squash

baked fish with summer squash topped with sliced tomatoes
Con Poulos

Here's a delicious halibut recipe that's easy to make, too. You'll have this easy fish dinner on the table in under an hour; the only prep work required is slicing the squash—and popping the dish in the oven to cook.

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Clams and White Fish in Carrot-Saffron Broth

Clams and White Fish in Carrot-Saffron Broth recipe
Lennart Weibull

Elevate a winter evening with this stew that calls for leeks, fennel, carrots, and white wine, along with littleneck clams. Add in perfectly seasoned halibut, and when you take the lid off, let the aroma of orange zest fill your kitchen.

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Oil-Poached Halibut with Fennel, Tomatoes, and Mashed Potatoes

Oil-Poached Halibut with Fennel, Tomatoes, and Olives with mashed potatoes
Ryan Liebe

This special presentation of halibut starts by poaching the fillets with fennel and cherry tomatoes, in a rich, fruity olive oil until cooked through and opaque. Serve it all over mashed potatoes made with the poaching oil.

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Grilled Halibut Steaks with Potatoes, Olives, and Onions

grilled halibut steak potatoes olives onions
Christopher Testani

On a hot summer day, serve this spectacular halibut recipe for dinner al fresco. Baby potatoes and cipollini onions are cooked together, then tossed with a mustard vinaigrette and oregano, and served alongside the grilled fish.

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Seared Halibut Tacos with Grapefruit-Avocado Salsa

halibut tacos
Marcus Nilsson

Upgrade taco Tuesday with these fruity bites that will appeal to both kids and adults alike. Sautéed halibut fillets are tucked into corn tortillas, then topped with a tart-spicy salsa made from grapefruit segments, avocado, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime juice.

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Slow-Cooker Fish Curry

slow cooker indian style fish curry
Stephen Kent Johnson

Slow-cooker dinners for the win! This big-batch halibut recipe gets its punch of flavor from a generous combination of coriander seeds, fresh turmeric, cumin, curry powder, fenugreek seeds, and tamarind paste.

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Fish Stew with Herbed Toasts

Fish Stew with Herbed Toasts
James Ransom

For a quick yet elegant and delicious fish dinner, turn to this one-pot recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes. Halibut is cooked in canned tomatoes, clam juice, and fresh thyme.

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One-Pot Seafood Orzo Risotto

Marcus Nilsson

Loaded with shrimp, squid, cockles, and a white fish like halibut, this colorful, one-pot dinner comes together in one hour.

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cioppino seafood stew
Dana Gallagher

Our version of this Italian seafood stew calls for a fragrant blend of garlic, fresh thyme, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes and boasts an impressive medley of king crab legs, littleneck clams, shrimp, and halibut.

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Broiled Halibut with Shaved Spring Vegetable Salad

John Kernick

Here's a bright spot for the dinner table: a halibut recipe that calls for a colorful display of radishes, red onion, fennel, baby rainbow carrots, and fresh herbs. It's served over broiled fish fillets.

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Braised Fish with Fennel and Tomato

braised fish with fennel and tomato
Marcus Nilsson

Cozy recipes aren't always heavy and hearty. In fact, this comforting halibut recipe is incredibly light, thanks to a healthy duo of thinly sliced fennel and chopped tomatoes.

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Halibut and Cockles in Herb Broth

Halibut and Cockles in Herb Broth

This seafood recipe calls for a quartet of fresh herbs—basil, chives, tarragon, and parsley—plus a delicate combination of cockles and meaty halibut.

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Halibut with Sweet Potato Fries and Lime

Bryan Gardner

Looking for a quick halibut recipe that will serve two? This five-ingredient dinner is the answer.

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Seared Halibut with Arugula Gremolata


For a flavorful summer dinner, try this lemony halibut recipe that's served with yellow squash and roasted potatoes.

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