Broiled Halibut

Freaking Fantastic Fish

Marinated with kalamata olives and other goods
Eater rating: 4.9 / 5  4.875

Sometimes it’s fun to splurge a little on nice ingredients. This piece of halibut was quite a splurge but well worth it. We’re eating thick halibut filets marinated with lemon zest, fresh oregano, shallots, kalamata olives, anchovy paste, and olive oil. The halibut was broiled and served on top of a mix of seasoned sauteed onions, chicory, and corn. Finally the dish was finished with a drizzle of lemon oregano vinaigrette.

T: this fish was amazing. The fish itself had such a fine, sweet flavor. I don’t know what you did to make this happen, but it was outrageously good to my ‘buds.
A: tell ya ‘buds i said ya welcome. 😛
T: i did, they said thank you very much. They started to write a thank you note, and I was like “this is too weird.”
A: seriously dude. now i’m weirded out. youse need to to keep your ‘buds in check… yo.
T: are you still the same scary new yorker?

Broiled Halibut on Corn & Chicory
Broiled halibut with sauteed chicory and corn

A: hehehhehe i think i fell out of character for a moment there then hopped back in. anywho, i have to agree. this was a killa dish. everything was in perfect harmony.
T: seriously. The corn, greens, fish, lemon zest, caramelized onions, [ other stuff ]. And the anchovy was barely there, but made the whole thing really sing. Ooooohwweee.
A: boy…have you been listenin’ to that zydeco music?
T: a little bit, although it hasn’t caused me to type in quite the accented way that it has for you. Alright, rating… I give it a 4.9/5. Unreal flavor combo. Halibut is an amazing fish, and you did it lots o’ justice. I’m ready to chant your name right now.
A: alright… lets see it.
T: well I was ready until you asked for it. Now you’re not getting shit…. ok, umm, no, still can’t do it.
A: hehehehe… okay a-hole. now i can’t believe anything you say. anywho, i do agree with your rating. I give it a 4.85/5. these are freaking high scores for us. it was really that good. it’s amazing what subtle nuances the anchovies give it that really do make the dish. all of the main elements are allowed to shine but in an enhanced fashion. mmm mmmmmmm…..
T: yeah, anchovies are like the new bacon, omg.
A: omgeeeeee, like for reeeeeeeeeal!
T: woah there.

A Fish Recipe, by Amanda
Kalamata, Oregano, Lemon & Anchovy Marinated Halibut

4-5 kalamata olives, pitted & minced
1 sm shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh oregano leaves, roughly chopped
3 anchovies filets, minced into a paste
zest from 1/2 a lemon
1/3 cup olive oil
2-3 6oz pieces of alaskan halibut, filets about 1 1/2 inches thick
kosher salt and freshly craked black pepper

Marinate the Halibut: Add 7 ingredients for the halibut to a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine thoroughly. Place halibut fillets into a sealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over halibut. Seal the bag, making sure to remove as much air as possible from the bag. Shake the bag to ensure all areas of the halibut have been coated with the marinade. Allow the halibut to marinade, refrigerated, for 1-2 hours.

Preheat the broiler. Remove the fish from the marinade and place on a greased sheet pan. Season all sides of the fillets with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Place sheet pan with halibut fillets under the broil. Broil for 7-10 minutes or until fish is golden on the outside and just cooked through. Serve hot with a drizzle of Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette. Enjoy!

A Vinaigrette Recipe, by Amanda
Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp dijon
1/8 cup good olive oil or canola oil
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Add first 3 ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. While continuing to whisk, slowly drizzle in the oil to for an emulsified vinaigrette. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Enjoy!

27 comments so far:

  1. jef says:

    I loves me some halibut. It’s never cheap but it always seems worth it when I’m done stuffing my face.

    Tell me, did you feel dirty adding little fishes to the fish? That’s almost like serving meat with meat sauce!

  2. I love fish but have never used a marinate like that. It sounds so good! And those thick fillets look amazing.

  3. Nicole says:

    Wow those were some crazy high scores, that halibut must have been rockin! Amazingly, your photos and descriptions are making me crave that halibut and I don’t even like most fish. Leave it to Amanda to convert me. 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    Wow. Looks amazing. Totally thought that was bacon in there. Will be waiting patiently for a recipe!

  5. OMG, you guys are super adorable. I love the commentary. If you keep posting food like this on your blog, I’m going to insist that we cook together!

  6. Rayrena says:

    Ooh, that looks so good! I need to cook fish more often…

  7. cheila says:

    oh snap. those ratings are through the roof! Now please you two, send me some food via usps. i can’t stand only looking at it any longer. heh heh.

  8. Bobby says:

    Chicory also makes a pretty flower

  9. Kitty says:


  10. RecipeGirl says:

    I pretty much love anything that you add kalamata olives to. That great flavor takes over. The whole thing sounds great with the sauteed veggies and lemony vinaigrette!

  11. Denise says:

    Amanda, what’s keeping you from making it 5 out of 5? It’s perfect.
    can’t wait for the recipe (:

  12. Oh, yeah, baby. I love halibut, Jeff loves anchovies, and we both love everything else in this dish. I’m sooo making this. Thanks guys!

  13. Kari says:

    I love your rating system! My husband and I also do the same thing on my blog:) Glad I found it!

  14. kellypea says:

    Mmmmm…halibut. The flavors you’ve added are to die for. And we’re having a love affair with grilled corn lately. Haven’t had chickory, tho…

  15. Bobby says:

    We’re having chickpea crepes filled with chicken, corn caramelized onions and garlic, with Basil, Lemon Verbena, French Tarragon and French Thyme. Everything except for the flours in the Crepes is from the Farmer’s market or the garden. I decided to use Fennel Fronds instead of star anise and fennel seeds since I have an assload of it and I an cutting a Fennel plant out anyway to make way for another Pride of Barbados since I killed the other one moving it because our baby neighbor cried about it blocking the sidewalk. Maybe the avocado tree will grow over the sidewalk and give him something else to get his panties all bunged up about!!! Also found out recently I’ll have to have a male and female avocado tree to get fruit and they also have to both be morning or evening bloomers, or so I read…But I have like 7 or 8 of them right now, and 8 pineapples

  16. Squiddie says:

    Yum! No recipe yet….oh so hungry for this! ;o)

  17. silver says:

    I love fish, yummy yummy, must try this out.

  18. lotusflower says:

    I couldn’t begin to imagine the heavenly taste of this dish. After being bathed in that Oohh so marinade with the kalamata olives; we can only have what’s commercially available over here and those are definitely not kalamata:-)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I sure am going to take the liberty to do a version of your vinaigrette. I hope you would not mind.


  19. Michelle R. says:

    Please please post the recipe!

  20. What a tasty and healthy recipe dressing! Also great as a marinade.

  21. Diana says:

    Can I move in with you two?

  22. Amanda says:

    @Diana – if you pay 1/2 the rent and bills, for sure you can! i’d even feed you for free… 🙂

  23. Crankbaits says:

    wow..looks delicious… I love halibut, and always dream of making this fish at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe, now I can try make it myself

  24. kitchen says:

    Great recipe. I am a fish lover and this recipe is so simple. Just want to eat it right now. But i will have to wait until i finish work and go home to give it a try.

  25. Tele says:

    Holy cats, I’m happy to find your site! You’re hilarious, and these fish recipes look amazing. You just gained an Alaskan fisherman(woman) for a follower… I’ll have to print a couple of these out to try on the boat this season! Thanks for sharing; this was a delightful first visit.

  26. sherry says:

    I have over 100 pounds to lose and your story was very uplifting. I am 65 and finding it very hard to lose.

  27. John says:

    This recipe looks very tasty. I am a fish lover. Thanks for sharing.