Garlic Butter Baked Halibut Recipe 

Perfectly cooked Baked Halibut with garlic and butter makes a great main dish! This foolproof method cooks tender, juicy halibut every time! 


– 1 to 1.5 lbs halibut cut into individual filet – 4 to 6 Tbsp butter* – 4 large cloves garlic minced – 1 tsp onion powder – ½ tsp sea salt to taste – ¼ tsp black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400F. After melting butter in a small bowl in the microwave, add minced garlic. The garlic can be sautéed in melted butter in a small saucepan or skillet on the stove. 

Step 1


Spray a casserole or sheet pan with oil. Take the fillets out of the packaging and dry them with a paper towel. Place halibut in baking dish. Drizzle garlic butter over halibut fillets. 

Step 2

For 1 pound of halibut, use 2 tablespoons of garlic butter. Wait to drizzle the remaining garlic butter on the cooked halibut. 

Step 3

Spread the butter mixture over the full fillets with my hands to cover the flesh. Season with onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper. 

Step 4

Bake smaller fillets at 400 for 8 minutes and larger ones for 10. A thermometer (see temperature guide) can measure fish internal temperature.  

Step 5

To get a crispy top on uncooked halibut, broil on high for 2–6 minutes, depending on fillet size. 

Step 6

Remove halibut from oven. Pour the remaining garlic butter mixture over the halibut or serve it for dipping.  

Step 7

I like lemon zest and parmesan on halibut. Enjoy halibut with your choice of sides and white wine! 

Step 8

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