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Brown Butter Pan-Seared Halibut
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Halibut steak, pan-seared, then bathed in brown butter, served with parsley, aleppo pepper flakes, sea salt and lots of lemon. -@foodminimalist


Prep time 5mins
Cook time 10mins
Yield: Serves or Makes 4
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  • 2 pounds halibut fillet
  • Oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Parsley, to taste
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste
  • Lemon, juiced, to taste


  • Step 1

    Preheat a non-stick or carbon steel pan over medium-high heat and add in a bit of neutral oil. Pat halibut dry. Carefully place halibut in pan and sear for about 3 minutes or until bottom is golden. Carefully flip the halibut over and add in butter. Continue cooking until butter melts and the foamy biter brown, smelling nutty. Tilt the pan slightly towards you and spoon the brown butter over the fish, continue to baste for a minute or so.

  • Step 2

    Transfer halibut to a plate, drizzle with brown butter sauce from the pan. Season with spices and herbs to taste.