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Easy to make and widely available, salmon, tilapia and cod are often touted as go-to picks for family-friendly fish dinners, but if you’re looking to dress up your usual seafood selection, try a new favorite: halibut. A mild white fish that’s firm and meaty in texture, halibut stands up well to bold flavors and ingredients, plus it can be cooked in a number of ways and is quick enough to prepare on busy weeknights. Whether you opt for a simple, light marinade of olive oil and lemon juice or prefer a more adventurous fillet with spices, herbs and sauces, there’s a halibut preparation to please every taste. Check out Food Network’s top-five halibut recipes below for easy dinner inspiration and a mix of can-do dishes that will impress your family and party guests alike.
5. Broiled Halibut With Ricotta-Pea Puree — An all-in-one dinner that’s ready to eat in only 25 minutes, Food Network Magazine’s halibut is brushed with paprika, then quickly broiled and served with tender carrots and onions, plus a bright, cheesy puree.
4. Grilled Halibut Fish Sandwiches With Tartar Sauce — You don’t have to wait until the start of grilling season to master Rachael’s next-level fish sandwich. She sears the fillets on a stovetop grill pan, then serves them with juicy tomatoes, cool lettuce and creamy tartar sauce on hearty rolls.
3. Halibut With Lemon Butter and Crispy Shallots — The key to pulling off Giada’s restaurant-worthy plate is having each element of the dish ready as you need it. Set aside the zesty butter and focus on sauteing the shallots until golden brown, then cook the fish for just a few minutes and assemble the components to create an elegant yet easy dinner at home.
2. Garlic Halibut With Tomato-Caper Bruschetta — Guy lets the halibut marinate for an hour in a flavorful combination of garlic, white wine and fresh parsley before pan-sauteing it in a buttery sauce and serving it alongside tomato-topped toasts with Parmesan.
1. Thai-Style Halibut With Coconut Curry Broth (pictured above) — If you’ve never before cooked with Thai-inspired flavors, start with Ellie’s top-rated fish. She combines red curry paste and coconut milk to make a savory sauce, then cooks the halibut until it’s flaky. Click the play button on the video below to watch her make it.