Pan-Seared Halibut Recipe: Eat + Drink Canadia​n

Pan Seared HalibutAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada has worked with a Canadian chef to create some delicious recipes that can be made with all-Canadian ingredients!  Remember to look for the Canadian content or process statement on all the ingredients you buy!

Pan-Seared Halibut

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


2 tbsp Butter (30 ml)
3 tbsp Canola oil (45 ml)
4 Halibut filets, skin on (2 lbs)(907 g)
Salt pinch
Pepper pinch
1 Zucchini, cut in cubes
20 Cherry tomatoes, cut in 2
20 Sugar snap peas, cut in 2
1 Green onion, sliced
2 cups Vegetable stock (500 ml)
10 Fresh basil leaves, ripped


Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

In a large, non-stick pan that can go in the oven, heat the butter and canola oil. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper on both sides, sear in the hot pan starting with the meat side down. After a few minutes, turn the fish over and place the pan in the oven for 15 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and place one filet each in 4 bowls. Put the hot pan back on the stove top and turn the heat to medium. Sauté the vegetables for a few minutes, add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the broth for a minute or two and then pour the broth around each piece of fish.

Garnish each bowl with some ripped basil and serve.

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Canadian wines to pair with this dish and other seafood:

The Great Canadian Wine Match Seafood category



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