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  • David Skarin

Parmesan Crusted Halibut

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

I know, I know…this is a site about becoming a grillmaster and I’m posting a recipe that doesn’t involve a grill. What the heck am I thinking?!? I’m thinking, this is too darn good to not post. I will post a grilled Halibut recipe in the future, but for now, enjoy this absolutely killer Parmesan Crusted Halibut.

Trust me, this is awesome. This comes out with a perfect crust, super moist and absolutely freaking delicious.


Fast Facts

Category: Seafood

Cut: Halibut filet

Weight: 1.5 Pounds

Grill: Oven

Heat Source: Gas

Estimated Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Actual Cook Time: 18 Minutes

Estimated Cooking Temperature: 400 degrees

Actual Cooking Temperature: 400 degrees

Location of Purchase: Chula Seafood - – local fish market

Cook Date: July 10, 2020


Ingredient List

  • Olive oil

  • 1/8 cup mayonnaise

  • ½ Tablespoon Santa Maria seasoning (you can also buy this if you prefer)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Parmesan cheese (I used crumbled Parmesan for this cook)

  • Lemon

Supply List



Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2: While the oven is heating, prepare the fish. Use a cooking spray or olive oil to grease your baking dish. Drizzle a little olive oil over the halibut and season ever so slightly on both sides.

Step 3: In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, seasoning and ¼ the Parmesan cheese. Mix and spread on top of the halibut. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top of the halibut.

Step 4: Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Step 5: Change the oven from bake to broil and broil for 2-4 minutes but make sure to keep an eye on the fish. I keep my oven lid slightly open and watch carefully. You are looking for a nice golden crust.

Step 6: Remove for the oven, let rest a couple of minutes, then serve with lemon slices and enjoy!

Lessons Learned (Note: I will update this section to include your lessons learned from the comment section)

  • Do not walk away from the halibut while using the broiler. The parmesan crust can burn very quickly.

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