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Easy Baked Halibut

Baked halibut topped with a creamy, herbed mayonnaise crust is a dinner sensation! This quick and easy recipe gives you moist and flakey filets with an utterly delicious topping.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked halibut, baked halibut recipe, how to bake halibut
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 halibut fillets


  • Preheat the oven to 400F. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, shallot, lemon juice, parsley, one tablespoon of chives (save the remaining for garnish), mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Lightly coat the inside of the baking dish with oil or butter (to prevent the halibut from sticking). Place the halibut filets in the baking dish. Then evenly spoon your mayonnaise mixture onto the top of the halibut filets.
    A baking dish of halibut fillets before baking.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes minutes being careful not to overcook. Just before the fish is done, turn on the top broiler of your oven for 1-2 minutes to make the top golden. The fish is done when it becomes opaque and flakes easily.
  • Remove the halibut from the oven and sprinkle the remaining chives on top before serving.
    Baked halibut fillets with an herbed mayonnaise crust.



Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 784mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg