Quick Baked Halibut With Herbs & Lemon
This simple, oven-baked halibut recipe is topped with a herb seasoning and fresh lemon juice. Using pantry-staple herbs and spices, this quick protein is ready in 25-minutes. Perfect for a nutritious dinner!
The first time I cooked halibut was for this poached halibut in tomato coconut curry. I was blown away by how EASY, delicious, and buttery the fish was – it quickly became one of my favourite fish to cook with.
Today, I’m sharing a different way of cooking halibut – in the oven! This is a super simple, “staple” weeknight recipe. It uses a handful of dried herbs and spices, which create a nice “herb crust” for the fish. Bake it in the oven for about 12 minutes at 400F (205C) and you are done!
Looking for more dietitian-designed dinners with white fish? You will love my fan-favourite recipes for mediterranean baked black cod (sablefish), this easy herb-crusted cod, or this sheet pan cod dinner. Otherwise, feel free to check out all of my easy seafood recipes for even more inspiration.
Here’s all you need!
- Halibut: You may use Pacific or Atlantic halibut for this recipe. As someone who lives in the PNW, I’ve made this recipe with Pacific halibut. If you can’t find or don’t feel like using halibut, feel free to try this with another fish species, such as salmon, trout, sablefish, cod, or haddock.
- Olive oil: or another neutral tasting oil, like avocado oil. I do think olive oil has the best flavour for this, though.
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Dried parsley: you may also use dried chervil or dried chives!
- Dried thyme
Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!
Visual guide: how to bake halibut in the oven
This easy baked halibut recipe is essentially only 2 steps!
STEP 1: Mix all the dried herbs and spices together in a small bowl.
STEP 2: Place halibut fillets (or a large piece of halibut) on a baking sheet or dish. Brush with olive oil, top with salt + pepper, and evenly coat with herb mixture. Pop it in the oven and that’s it!
What to serve with this herbed halibut
As this herb crusted halibut recipe is a delicious mix of protein and healthy fats, I would recommend serving it with a type of starch and some veggies to make a complete meal.
Some starch ideas:
- whole grains, like quinoa, farro, millet, or brown rice
- boiled, steamed or roasted potatoes
- roasted sweet potato wedges or roasted Japanese sweet potatoes (as pictured!)
- a simple pasta with olive oil + garlic
Some non-starchy veggie ideas:
Halibut nutrition benefits
Halibut is a good source of various vitamins and minerals, including:
- vitamin B12
- vitamin B6
In addition to micronutrients, halibut is an excellent source of complete protein and a source of omega-3 fatty acids.
More easy seafood dinner recipes
- Baked Sheet Pan Cod Dinner
- Salmon Quinoa Bowl With Herb Tahini Sauce
- Almond-Crusted Baked Salmon
- Shrimp & Broccoli With Lemon, Honey & Feta
- Honey Garlic Salmon Parcels With Veggies
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Get the Recipe: Quick Baked Halibut With Herbs (25-Minutes!)
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a small baking sheet OR you can use an unlined baking dish if preferred.
- Place halibut on the baking sheet or in the baking dish. Brush with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, mix onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, and dried thyme. Sprinkle over halibut, covering evenly.
- Transfer halibut to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish. To check that halibut is done, it should flake easily with a fork and be opaque, yet tender on the inside.
- Serve with fresh lemon juice over top. Enjoy!
- Leftover fish should be eaten within 1-3 days of cooking
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge
- Leftovers can easily be reheated in the microwave or in the oven, or even enjoyed cold (e.g. you can add leftover cold fish to top a salad the next day!)
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.