When I was home over the holidays I wanted to treat my family to a yummy home cooked meal. Naturally I went to Wegman’s because I miss not having one nearby now that I live in Florida. The halibut that I got there was literally out of this world. My mom even said it was the best fish she had ever tasted! I don’t normally cook with butter, but I felt like since I was splurging on a beautiful piece of fish I had to indulge a little. I used Wegman’s lemon butter sauce, and it was so delicious. If you can’t find this product or something similar then just make your own by melting some butter, lemon, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
The sides are self explanatory I steamed some asparagus (I like to keep them crunchy) and drizzled some olive oil, lemon and fresh Parmesan cheese over it. For the mushrooms I used a tiny it of butter, pan seared some shallots and garlic and let them cook for about 5-7 minutes. This dish turned out amazing, restaurant quality for sure. It all came back to the quality of the fish, you’ll definitely want to make sure you find fresh fish for this recipe to turn out right. If you can’t find halibut I just recently made this same recipe with Cobia and it was very similar to Halibut- white and flaky. Ask your grocery store what they have available, here is a list on seafood that you may find helpful.
- Halibut (however much you need)
- Panko breadcrumbs
- 2 eggwhites
- Lemon (as needed)
- Lemon butter sauce (drizzle as needed)
- 1 tsp butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Take the fish out and rinse, pat dry and set aside.
- In a non-stick skillet warm up the butter over medium heat.
- While the butter is melting, dip the fish in the egg whites first and panko breadcrumbs second.
- Carefully place the fish on the skillet and let cook on each side for 3-5 minutes or until its golden. You can add more butter to the pan if necessary.
- Take a baking sheet and wrap with aluminum foil and smear some butter on it. Place the fish on the pan and take the lemon butter sauce and drizzle it on both sides. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Do not walk away from the fish keep your eye on it, when the color is a bright white it’s done. Serve with a fresh lemon wedge.