Pan-searing and finishing in the oven is a foolproof way to cook halibut perfectly every time, swears Bostonbob3. Here’s his technique:
Preheat oven to 350F. Season halibut on both sides with salt and white pepper. Heat olive oil in an ovenproof saute pan and sear halibut on one side until lightly browned. Flip the fish over and sear the other side. Flip over again and place the pan in the oven to cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
It’s terrific drizzled with the classic accompaniment to halibut: lemon juice, melted butter and capers, says River Rat.
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