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Halibut fillet topped with a cilantro bread crumb mixture

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.
Cuisine Southwestern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 342kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread over the fish and cook until fish flakes easily.
  • Blend the remaining lime juice and oil together. Drizzle over fish.
  • Combine remaining cilantro and lime zest and sprinkle over fish.
  • Serve hot with warmed tortillas and lime wedges.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1379mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg