Close-up of Halibut with Herb Butter, as seen on Be My Guest, season 1.
Recipe courtesy of Julianna Margulies

Halibut with Herbed Butter

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings


For the herb butter:


  1. For the herb butter, in a medium bowl, combine the butter, garlic, chopped herbs, and lemon zest plus salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly and transfer to a small saucepan.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a grill pan over high heat. Sprinkle the halibut generously on both sides with salt and pepper. When the grill pan is hot, place the fish on the pan, and cook for about 3 minutes on one side.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the herb butter just until melted.
  4. Turn the fish, lower the heat to medium, and pour the melted herb butter over the fish. Cover the pan, turn off the heat, and allow to sit for 3 minutes.
  5. To serve, place the fish on a serving platter, spoon the herb butter over the fish, sprinkle with extra parsley, and serve hot.