Baked Spicy Halibut Fillets

Spicy baked halibut

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
256 Calories
4g Fat
1g Carbs
51g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 256
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 1019mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 1223mg 26%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you want a blackened look, sear the seasoned tops in a well-greased skillet over high heat for about 1 minute before baking, and cut about 2 minutes off of the baking time.


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds halibut, cut into 6- to 8-ounce portions

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoons thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F and position the oven rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking dish with foil and grease with olive oil.

  2. Wash halibut fillets and pat dry. Rub the fillets all over with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

  3. In a shallow bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Dip the tops of the fillets lightly in the seasoning mixture, or sprinkle with the mixture if you'd like a more lightly seasoned fish.

  4. Place the fillets in the prepared baking pan, seasoned side up. Bake the halibut for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the fillets are cooked through (a little less time if you sear the tops before baking).

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