This is a recipe for Heavenly Halibut, broiled halibut fillets topped with mayonnaise, butter, green onion and Parmesan cheese. A rich combination that’s a beautiful topping for sweet mild flavored halibut. If you’re looking for easy fish dinner recipes, give this one a try. It’s delicious in a very heavenly way.
Inspiration for This Baked Halibut with Mayonnaise
Years and years…and years ago, Black Eyed Pea restaurant came on the scene as an attractive and affordable destination for office lunches with coworkers.
We seemed to choose the restaurant at least once a week. Homestyle menu options and classic comfort food were a natural draw for that culinary era of the 80’s.
Those cheesy casseroles, chicken fried steaks and homestyle meatloafs could also be an issue for the waist line. So I quickly because acquainted with a white fish entree on the menu.
And while not perfectly what one would call clean eating, it made a healthier lunch selection.
I tried for years to recreate the dish, somewhat unsuccessfully, that is until I found this version.
Although the recipe didn’t reference the restaurant, it comes very close to what I had there. Halibut topped with a lemony Parmesan mayonnaise topping, is truly a delicious and easy fish dinner recipe.
This recipe will work on other white fish fillets. Cod would be a good choice. Cod is a thinner fillet, so cooking time will need to be adjusted.
Read your seafood labels
Being landlocked the “seafood” section of my recipe data base is slim compared to the beef and chicken recipes. It consists mostly of shrimp recipes.
For this recipe I purchased a package of frozen halibut fillets which were labeled “wild caught.”
Once at home, and after closer inspection, the label also read that the filets were processed in China. And didn’t indicate where it was “wild caught.”
I wasn’t very happy to read that. I would have been happier reading about a fish that was wild caught in the Pacific waters off the US coast and cleaned, vacuum sealed and frozen at a nearby American processing center.
My point? Read the fine print on labels to insure you know where your food comes from for the ultimate fresh flavor and perfectly tender and flaky in texture.
And if you’re looking to purchase the absolute best pristine frozen halibut from Pacific waters, check out Sitka Salmon Shares. A company that supports small family fisherman and delivers fresh Alaskan seafood directly to your doorstep. And you’ll find some great recipes for those frozen halibut fillets.
This broiled halibut recipe is a wonderful addition to our weeknight meal menu. It’s easy, ready in less than thirty minutes, delicious and a great way to add seafood to your weekly meal plan.
I’ve had the recipe for a very long time and just realized I hadn’t shared it with my readers. Enjoy.
Recipe for Heavenly Halibut, Broiled Halibut Fillets with Mayonnaise
I hope you give this halibut fillet recipe a try. And if you do, please come back and let me know how you liked it and give the recipe a star rating.
Your feedback is valuable to me for developing future recipes. And if you have a favorite white fish recipe, please let me know, I’d welcome the opportunity to give it a try.
More white fish recipes:
- Cilantro Halibut with Cilantro Lime Bread Crumb Topping
- Steamed Cod in Parchment
- Red Lion Inn Swordfish
- Black Cod in Miso, With Coconut Ginger Rice
- Cod with Mustard Cream Sauce
And if you’re looking for more seafood recipes, don’t miss my Seafood Category. You’ll find lots of healthy recipes, including one of the most popular on my site for Campechana. A Mexican shrimp cocktail recipe that you must try.
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 dash dash hot pepper sauce
- 1 pound skinless halibut fillets thawed, if purchasing frozen halibut
- Preheat the oven broiler. Grease a baking dish with butter or with non-stick spray.
- In a bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, green onions, salt, and hot pepper sauce.
- Arrange the halibut fillets in the prepared baking dish or sheet pan. Using a paper towel, pat the fillets dry.
- Move the top rack to about 4 inches below the broiler heating unit. Broil halibut fillets 8 minutes in the prepared oven, or until easily flaked with a fork. Cook time will depend on the thickness of the fillet.
- Spread with the Parmesan cheese mixture, and continue broiling 2 minutes, or until topping is bubbly and lightly browned.
Heavenly Halibut, Broiled Halibut Fillets … It’s What’s for Dinner
We loved it! This is now my favorite…even better than lobster or crab.
Lea Ann Brown says
Hi Linda and thanks for that rave review.
Denise A. says
Excellent!! this is soooo good, thank you for the recipe!
So good and flaky.
Super delicious! I made it in our toaster oven/broiler so I didn’t have to use my big electric oven. I used Pacific Halibut the Wild Alaskan Company, my favorite.
Thanks for a great recipe.
This is delicious! I will make this again for my family. Thank you so much sharing this recipe!
This was OUTSTANDING! I am trying it with salmon tonight 🤷🏻♀️. Would this work for salmon too?
Karin Polzin says
Our family loves this recipe! It’s so good. But I wanted to mention that our baking dish exploded after we removed it from the broiler. In the future I’ll use a metal pan.
Stephanie Stevens says
That’s the tastiest fish topping we’ve ever had! We will definitely have that again.
Made this tonite. Excellent!
Lea Ann Brown says
Fabulous! Glad you liked it and thanks for letting me know.
Hi! I live in Sitka, Alaska and whole heartedly support fresh or flash frozen fish from Alaska! Sitka Salmon Shares is a great company. I have lots of halibut recipes, but wanted to mix it up. Thanks!
Lea Ann Brown says
And thanks so much for your note. I have truly enjoyed my partnership with Sitka Salmon and the quality of the fish is most certainly appreciated here in Colorado.
What is your favorite Halibut recipe? I’d love to know. It’s such a special treat here, I most time just add butter and lemon. But this recipe with mayo is such a good one.
Bonnie G Mahan says
Is this starting with fresh or frozen halibut?
Lea Ann Brown says
Being land-locked, any halibut I can purchase is frozen, or previously frozen.
The fillets are thawed and patted dry before cooking. So, you are starting from fresh halibut that’s been thawed.
Let me know if you have any other questions. And thanks for your note. I made that more clear in the instructions.
Vic H says
Just made this. Yum!! I added a tbsp of minced garlic to the Mayo topping. Love it!
Lea Ann Brown says
Love the addition of that garlic. Thanks for your note and so glad you enjoyed the recipe.
kathie Heim says
This is a yummy way to prepare halibut.
Made this tonight using Halibut we caught in Alaska a couple of weeks ago. Wow this recipe is a keeper! We loved it.
Patsy Crofford says
Quick, easy and wonderfully delicious recipe! Served it on a bed of mushroom risotto and the combined bites were yummy. Had a bit of leftover topping so used it the next day on a piece of baked chicken – excellent!
Amy Colclough says
This is an excellent recipe! My hubby and I both absolutely loved it. I will be making it again over and over and also serving it for company. THANK YOU!
Jane Bedinger says
very simple and delicious.
I used bottled key lime juice and the combo with the parmesan was out of this world.
I had a 2 lb filet with skin still on so I broiled for seven minutes skin side up, then flipped it , lowered the rack and cooked it for four minutes with the wonderful paste. Really exceptional. Family raved over it.