Parmesan-Panko Crusted Halibut

Our good friend Jake gave us some halibut he caught while in Alaska.  This recipe was inspired by my mother in law Fran who makes the best halibut!  She normally marinates the fish in an Italian dressing but since I didn’t have any on hand I just used lemon, olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper.  I then tossed some panko crumbs with Parmesan, fresh parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper then coated the fish in it.  I air baked it on high heat until it was flaky and tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside.  It was truly one of the best halibut dishes I have ever had.  The fish was fresh and delicious and the Parmesan panko topping made it extra special.

Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over both sides of the fish then season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Line a baking sheet with tin foil.  Place a cooling rack on the baking sheet.  Coat with cooking spray. Side Note:  Cooking the fish on the rack will allow the fish to be crispy on both sides without flipping it over while cooking.

Combine the panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together on a plate.  Dip the halibut in the panko mixture until evenly coated. Place the coated fish on top of the cooking rack.

Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.  Side Note: This step will ensure the panko coating will stay on the fish.  

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Spray the top of each piece of fish with olive oil cooking spray. Place the baking sheet with the fish into the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flaky.  Remove from the oven and serve with a lemon wedge.  Enjoy.

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Parmesan-Panko Crusted Halibut

Yield: 2-4

Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 20 minutes in the refrigerator

Cook Time: 15 min.

Total Time: 45 min.

Ingredients:

2 halibut fillets, skin remove
1 tbsp olive oil, divided
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/2 cup plain panko crumbs
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
Cooking spray

Directions:

Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over both sides of the fish then season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Place a cooling rack on the baking sheet. Coat with cooking spray. Side Note: Cooking the fish on the rack will allow the fish to be crispy on both sides without flipping it over while cooking.
Combine the panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together on a plate. Dip the halibut in the panko mixture until evenly coated. Place the coated fish on top of the cooking rack.

Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Side Note: This step will ensure the panko coating will stay on the fish.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray the top of each piece of fish with olive oil cooking spray. Place the baking sheet with the fish into the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flaky. Remove from the oven and serve with a lemon wedge. Enjoy.

Recipe and photo by For the Love of Cooking.net
Inspired by Fran Pritzl

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33 Responses to “Parmesan-Panko Crusted Halibut”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 19, 2012 @ 12:14 am

    Love, love, love that crust! And I’m so jealous of your friends who provide you with such amazing halibut!

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    Lia — October 19, 2012 @ 2:41 am

    Hi Pam,
    I love halibut and the addition of parmesan and also love panko crumbs because they are so crunchy and don’t become soggy. The idea of baking the fish instead of frying it its fantastic so, this recipe is a must try and very soon!
    Cheers and hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Lia.

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    Sandi-A New York Foodie — October 19, 2012 @ 3:29 am

    The halibut looks amazing! I love halibut. Congrats on the nomination….just voted for you. Can I do it everyday or is it a one time thing? Hope you win!!!

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    Lynda — October 19, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    Wow does this ever look good Pam! A perfect tasty and healthy meal.
    I voted for you too!

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    mary @ what's cookin with mary — October 19, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    You have fresh caught halibut?! SO jealous!!

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    Megan @ Megan's Miles — October 19, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    I voted! This sounds delicious – thanks for the tips about the cooling rack and putting the fish in the refrigerator prior to baking. Very helpful!

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    Joanne — October 19, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Mmm that crust does sound mighty tasty! I’ve never heard of marinating the fish before you breaded it but what a great idea to add some flavor!

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    Janis — October 19, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    I totally voted for you! I hope you win! This dinner looks fabulous. I will be making it for sure.

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    Carmen Rosa — October 19, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    The idea of baking the fish its fantastic….looks delicious….Pam, I can´t vote for you, it´s impossible for Spain… I´m sorry.
    Have a lovely weekend.

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    Peggy Recker — October 19, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    I love halibut and haven’t had it in a long time. May have to get some and try this.

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    Kim in MD — October 19, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    Pam- congratulations on your nomination! This fish sounds amazing. You have the greatest friends and neighbors…they are always giving you awesome fresh veggies and fish! Ok…I’m off to vote for you. You SO deserve to win it!

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    Bren — October 19, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    Perfect timing! We too were just gifted with Alaskan halibut. Can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — October 19, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Very crisp and delicious. Love the wild rice and asparagus as the side…a wholesome meal, Pam.

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    Bill — October 20, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Just found your blog and it looks great! I’m a new food blogger and I’m having a great time seeing what others are doing. Awesome job on building yours. I’ll be following you!

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    Larry — October 20, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Looks like a delicious halibut dish. I just fixed my last piece a week ago and wish I’d waited for your recipe.

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    teresa — October 20, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    what a fantastic looking plate, i love fish like this!

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    Chris — October 21, 2012 @ 6:45 am

    That first photo is so gorgeous it almost makes me want to eat fish;)

    I voted for you.

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    Katy's Eats — October 21, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    Amazing !! Miam

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    Rhonda — October 21, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    yum this looks so good. I have been trying to eat more fish lately in my revised eating plan, I hate calling it a diet :)

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    Words Of Deliciousness — October 21, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    This halibut sounds amazing. I voted for you. Good luck, I hope you win!!

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    daphne — October 21, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    This sounds so good! Looks so comforting and tasty :D

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    Don — January 23, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Absolutely superb recipe!

    Thanks so much for sharing

    Glenmoore, PA

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    Lisa — April 10, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    Made this to the T except I pan fried it in a mixture of EVOO and canola oil on medium low… 5 mins a side and it was fab! Halibut was fresh and about a 1/2 inch thick or so… I have never heard of this website and this came up when I googled crusted halibut. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    Panko Parmesan Crusted Halibut Recipe — May 17, 2013 @ 10:27 am

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    Rick — January 13, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    I love Panko and simply did a search on Halibut and Panko and your recp came up! Cooked it tonight for my wife and best friend and all I can say was, NOTHING LEFT! I did substitute a small filet of Chile Sea Bass for one of the Halibut pieces and offered both with the panko parmesan crust and it was fantastic.
    Thanks,
    Rick

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    Joseph Austin — February 14, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

    This recipe is perfect. You can’t go wrong, just adjust cooking time depending on the amount and size of the halibut.

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    fishin' girl — March 4, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    This was perfect! We catch catfish and bass for the freezer and im always looking for a new idea. I have tried other parm crusted receipes and this is the best in taste, prep and nutrition. No mayo or butter needed. I used progresso lemon pepper pankowith a little garlic powder. I accidentally skipped the step to put it into the fridge and very little came off the fish. I will definitely pass this on!

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    Judy — April 19, 2014 @ 5:49 am

    This was excellent! Thank you, my Good Friday dinner was a huge success.

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    george forsberg — August 21, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    want to try recipe but you say “1/2 lemon juice” ….. is that 1/2 tbsp.? 1/2 tsp? 1/2 cup or quart or gallon or what????? (sorry, I am such a stickler for detail! … must be the virgo in me…….. :)

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    • Pam replied: — August 21st, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

      Sorry about that…. I meant juice from half a lemon. Hope this helps.

      Pam

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    • george forsberg replied: — August 21st, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

      you’re a sweetie, thanks! cooking tonight for my bride (our first anniversary)… looking forward to surprising her with a nice fish dinner….
      George

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    kat — November 15, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

    I had on hand parm-roman cheese and used it. I also toasted panko crumbs for 4-5 mins.,let cool. Great recipe!

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