Elegant Halibut with Garlic Butter Beurre Blanc: A Quick and Easy Restaurant-Quality Dish

Are you looking to impress without spending hours in the kitchen? Look no further than this exquisite halibut recipe. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can create a dish that looks and tastes like it came straight from a fancy restaurant.

Let’s talk about the star of the show: halibut. This delicate fish is known for its mild flavor and firm texture, making it perfect for a variety of cooking methods. When paired with a crispy skin and seasoned with just a touch of salt and pepper, it transforms into a decadent main course that is sure to delight your taste buds.

To elevate the flavor even further, we add a luxurious garlic butter beurre blanc sauce. This rich and creamy sauce is infused with the sweet aroma of shallots and the tangy brightness of white wine and lemon juice. It’s the perfect complement to the delicate halibut, adding depth and complexity to every bite.

What makes this recipe truly remarkable is its simplicity. Despite its gourmet appearance, it comes together in a matter of minutes. Start by browning the halibut fillets in butter until they develop a beautiful golden crust. Then, transfer them to the oven to finish cooking while you prepare the sauce in the same pan. Saute the shallots until they’re soft and fragrant, then deglaze the pan with white wine and lemon juice. Finish by whisking in cream until the sauce is velvety smooth and slightly thickened.

When everything is ready, plate the halibut and spoon the garlic butter beurre blanc over the top, allowing it to cascade down the sides in a mouthwatering display of flavor. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or a wedge of lemon for an extra touch of elegance.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving something special for dinner, this halibut with garlic butter beurre blanc is sure to impress. So go ahead, treat yourself to a restaurant-quality meal without the hassle—your taste buds will thank you!

A very generous thank you to  Logan’s Daily Catch for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.


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Halibut with a Garlic Beurre Blanc

  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 2


Units Scale
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 8 0z halibut fillets, skin on
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic butter, recipe here
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup cream, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Melt butter in a saute pan.
  3. Add the halibut skin side down, season with salt and pepper, brown on all four sides, transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and drizzle with the pan drippings, place in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until an internal temp of 145F is reached.
  4. Add the garlic butter to the pan, once melted add the shallots and saute until the begin to soften.
  5. Add the lemon juice and cream, bring to a light boil, reduce and simmer until reduced by a third.
  6. Plate the fish and top with the garlic butter beurre blanc.


Milk will not work in this recipe as the lemon juice will cause it to curdle.

  • Category: entree, fish, recipes

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