Fresh herbaceous halibut seared in a pan and served with grains and veggies on the side. This 10 ingredient dinner will be ready in less than 20 minutes. It's clean and full of flavor.
Dinner doesn't need to take forever and use 100 ingredients. This dinner is easy, full of real food flavors and your whole family will enjoy it. It is great for a romantic date night in as well.
Why Make This Pan Seared Halibut.
It is fresh, healthy and easy for starters.
This recipe has minimal ingredients to serve up an entire meal. If you make the veggies and grains before hand you can have dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Customize your sides. You can use any grain you prefer, brown rice, white rice, quinoa, farro any grain will work. You can also use any veggies you prefer that are in season.
This meal is balanced. It has just about everything you need for a complete and balanced meal. Halibut is rich in micronutrients and protein so you can be sure to feel good about eating it.
Ingredients For Pan Seared Halibut.
Halibut. Halibut is my favorite white fish. It has a lot of nutritional benefits. You can use ANY white fish you want but I suggest a fresh caught alaskan halibut for this recipe.
Grains. Any grain will work. Brown or white rice, wild rice, quinoa and more.
White wine. It doesn't need to be expensive, in fact a cheap Chardonnay is perfect for this pan sear halibut.
Veggies. I prefer zucchini and broccoli but you do you, boo! You can use ANY veggie you enjoy eating. If you don't like broccoli but love cauliflower, great, use that!
How To Make this Pan Seared Halibut.
Step 1. This recipe is SO simple. You will start with warming golive oil in a pan. Add in your chopped veggies. season them with the salt and garlic. Sauté them until they start to soften and get a little charred/blackened on some spots.
Step 2. Add in a little more oil and season your fish on both sides with salt, thyme and rosemary. Add the halibut to the skillet or pan and cook on each side for about 5 - 9 minutes (depending on the size of the fish and the heat you are on) You will want it to have a little ironing and be slightly flakey.
FAQs & Tips.
Buy fresh alaskan caught halibut. You can buy frozen, however I always prefer it as fresh as possible.
Any whitefish will work with this recipe.
Don't overcook your fish! Be sure to check it often while cooking. The larger the piece of fish, the longer it will need to cook on each side. Add more wine wine to the pan as needed to help steam the veggies and fish.
Pan Seared Halibut
- 2 Halibut filets *
- 1 ½ cup chopped broccoli
- 1 cup zucchini
- 1 cup cooke rice *
- 1 tbsp garlic powder or fresh garlic
- ½ tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tbsp rosemary
- ½ tbsp thyme
- ¼ tsp salt *For fish
- 3 tbsp olive oil separated
- ½ cup white wine
- You will start with warming 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Add in your chopped veggies. Season them with the salt and garlic (powder or fresh). Sauté veggies until they start to soften and get a little charred/blackened on some spots.
- Add in extra olive oil and season your fish on both sides with leftover salt, thyme and rosemary. Move veggies over to the side of the pan. Add the halibut to the hot skillet or pan and cook on each side for about 5 - 9 minutes (depending on the size of the fish and the heat you are on) Pour in wine over veggies and fish once you are close to finsihed cooking the fish. You will want it to have a little browning and be slightly flakey.
- Add grains to a plate with fish and side of veggies. Add avocado if you'd like and serve with extra wine in a glass 😉