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How to Broil Halibut

This easy seafood tutorial will show you how to broil halibut (without it drying out!). Plus, check out our favorite broiled halibut recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 243kcal


  • 8 ounces halibut (2 fillets) Or substitute cod
  • 2 tablespoons oil (olive or avocado)
  • pinch salt + pepper
  • 1 lemon, divided


  • Move an oven rack to about 4" away from the broiler. Preheat broiler to high.
    Brush halibut fillets with half the oil, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add remaining oil to an oven-safe pan or casserole dish.
    Slide the pan into the oven.
    Place Halibut in an Oven-Safe Pan
  • Cook halibut for 8 minutes per 1" thickness, or until the fish is opaque and the edges are beginning to brown.
    Do not flip the fish halfway through cooking.
    When the halibut is done cooking, remove it from the oven. Serve with lemon wedges.
    Broil Halibut Until Tender


Recipe Variations: Try adapting this recipe by adding more seasoning!
  • Add sliced lemon while broiling.  Discard the lemon slices after cooking and serve along with fresh lemon wedges.
  • Top cooked fish with compound butter.  (Soften butter and beat in flavorings with a spatula.)  We love serving broiled halibut with herbs and citrus zest added to the butter.
  • Flake apart and use in tacos. After cooking, use the flaked halibut meat in your favorite fish taco recipe.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 568mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg