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baked halibut plated with roasted green beans and rice

Baked Halibut

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Light and delicious panko-crusted baked halibut flavored with parmesan cheese, fresh herbs and bright lemon zest. This is the perfect dish for weeknights and one of the best healthy fish recipes around! Prepped, cooked and on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked halibut, panko crusted halibut
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 252
Author Kim


  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • extra-virgin olive oil for rubbing on the fillets
  • 4 (6 ounce) halibut fillets
  • salt & pepper, to taste after the fish is cooked


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. In a shallow bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs, parmesan, parsley, dill, chives and lemon zest.
    a mix of panko breadcrumbs and fresh herbs in a white bowl
  • Rinse halibut fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. Place fillets onto the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil (rubbing it into the front and back of the fillet), then dredge the fish into the bread crumb/parmesan cheese mixture, pressing it in lightly with your fingers.
    halibut fillets drizzled with olive oil on a sheet pan
  • Place fillets back onto baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until crumb topping is lightly browned and fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes.
    halibut fillets dredged in breadcrumbs and herbs
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper, as needed. The parmesan cheese is salty, so I usually don't need additional salt.
    baked halibut fillets on a sheet pan


Leftovers: Like most fish, baked halibut is best enjoyed immediately, but if you do have leftovers, it will keep well in the fridge for a couple of days. For best results, reheat halibut in a toaster oven for about 10 minutes at 350ºF. You can also reheat by broiling it in the oven for a few minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 969IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 1mg