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Flaky Sweet Pan Seared Halibut With Cilantro Lime Bread Topping

Flaky sweet Halibut is a perfect platform for this toasted cilantro and lime bread crumb topping. It's an elegant, easy and incredibly tasty dinner. Let's take a look at this Cilantro Halibut recipe.

Course Main Course Seafood
Cuisine Southwestern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Lea Ann, Highlands Ranch Foodie


  • 3/4 pound Halibut
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs panko or italian
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro crushed divided
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice zest
  • fresh ground pepper


  1. Rub the fish with half the lime juice and salt. Place skin side down in a heavy skillet and saute in olive oil until almost done. Turn during cooking.
  2. In another skillet add olive oil and heat. Add the breadcrumbs, garlic, salt and 2 T. cilantro. Toast over low heat, stirring constantly until crumbs are golden brown.
  3. Spread over the fish and cook until fish flakes easily.
  4. Blend the remaining lime juice and oil together. Drizzle over fish.
  5. Combine remaining cilantro and lime zest and sprinkle over fish.
  6. Serve hot with warmed tortillas and lime wedges.