Pistachio Crusted Halibut
Halibut….  I have this new found love for this fish.  I used to dream about chilean sea bass or salmon, but lately it’s all about the halibut.  The only problem with halibut and chilean sea bass is that these fish do not come cheap.  We like to have one really nice fancy dish at least once a month and this is where I am able to go buy a nice steak or fish.  The week before we had gone out to eat at a nice steak restaurant in Lubbock and I wanted seafood to take the cake this go round.

The first time I tried halibut I crusted it with pretzels and it won my heart over immediately.  This is when I knew I LOVED halibut.  My only problem was trying to find something that would compliment it, but still keep it simple with flavor.  After skimming my pantry closet I found a bag of uneaten pistachio nuts.

Pistachio Crusted Halibut

Well I did not want them to go to waste so I found out my new crust for the halibut.  Pistachio crusted halibut was born, ok well maybe baked.  I paired it with herbed couscous and a nice glass of dry white wine.  Our fancy dinner was a success.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Pistachio Crusted Halibut


1/3 cup pistachios
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus extra for seasoning
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 6oz. halibut steaks


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place pistachios, panko, salt and cumin in a food processor. Blend until most pistachios are chopped up.

Place halibut onto a non-stick or sprayed baking sheet. Cover each fish with a teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Using your hands pat down the pistachio mixture onto the top of each fish.

Bake in the oven for 15 -18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.

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Pistachio Crusted Halibut

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8 comments on “Pistachio Crusted Halibut”

  1. What an elegant dish! Halibut is my favorite, can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  2. When my family visits I always try to make a new fish recipe so this is high up there on the must try list! Looks great.

  3. I know what you mean. I had a macadamia crusted version once and absolutely fell in love. I’m sure this pistachio is just as amazing!

  4. I adore halibut with great passion! And this pistachio crusted version is just too lovely!

  5. Wow – what a lovely balance of flavors and textures – thanks for sharing

  6. Mmmm….two of my favorite things! Can you make this in Utah? Pa-lease?!!

  7. What a great Halibut recipe! Love the pistachios, great flavor combination!

  8. Love this fancy but not fussy dinner! I have yet to make halibut at home, but this would be the perfect recipe to start with.

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