Broiled Halibut with Herb Butter

halibut with sauce
Diana Rattray
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Total: 39 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
317 Calories
12g Fat
11g Carbs
41g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 317
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 222mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 41g
Calcium 82mg 6%
*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.)

Halibut fillets are absolutely delicious with an herb butter and a little garlic, or add a cream sauce or creamy crab sauce for an extra-special meal. Use your favorite herb or spice seasoning blend with the garlic.



  • 4 halibut fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 medium clove garlic (finely minced or pressed)
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons parsley (freshly chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon herb seasoning blend (or a few shakes, to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Brush broiler rack with a little olive oil.

  2. Lightly sprinkle halibut with salt and pepper.

  3. Combine melted butter with garlic, chopped parsley, if using, and herb seasoning blend.

  4. Brush the fish fillets with the herb butter mixture.

  5. Place on broiler rack. Broil for about 10 to 14 minutes, depending on thickness, turning once about halfway through.

  6. Serve this halibut with potatoes or rice, spinach, or another green vegetable. If desired, serve with a creamy sauce.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

The recipe is very easy to scale down for two people. Use 2 fillets, a small clove of garlic, about 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter, and 1 teaspoon of parsley along with a little less seasoning.

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