Pecan-Walnut Crusted Halibut
When you go to the store do you get a bunch of items and then when you get home and are trying to make a recipe or meal you feel like you have NOTHING!  I or we feel like that ALL THE TIME.  Shaun gets so mad because I will buy stuff to make a recipe but won’t think about what sides will go with the main meal.

Well since I signed up for  ZipList and Shaun has access to my account we are in NO NEED for food around our house.  I told him I actually feel like we have too much!


The other day I decided to make a nice fish recipe since I haven’t made one in a while.  I saw a recipe floating around for pretzel crusted chicken and I thought why can’t you put it on fish.  I didn’t want it to be just pretzels so I mixed in some crushed walnuts as well for added flavor.

Shaun was so pumped that I chose halibut to make this dish.  I found out that it is his favorite type of fish.  (WHO KNEW)  I know why I don’t normally buy it because it’s a tad bit expensive, but with it being close to Valentine’s Day I felt like splurging.  I was really impressed on how this pretzel-walnut crusted halibut turned out and plan on making it the next time we have company.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Pretzel-Walnut Crusted Halibut


7-8 oz. Halibut
10 pretzel rods or 1 cup crushed pretzels
1/3 cup walnuts
1 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
2 Tbsp butter
salt to sprinkle


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Add pretzels and walnuts to a food processor and blend until they are small crumbs. (If you don’t have a food processor you can crush the mixture with a rolling pin in a ziplock bag.) Empty the crumbs into a small bowl and add the lemon pepper.

In a sauce pan add 1 Tbsp of butter and melt it over medium heat.

In another bowl add the other 1 Tbsp of butter and put in the microwave until melted about 15 seconds.

Pat the halibut with a paper towel on both sides. Sprinkle both sides with salt. Brush both sides of the halibut with the melted butter. Pat down both sides of the halibut generously with the pretzel walnut mixture.

Put it into the sauce pan and cook for about 45 seconds on each side just to get a good sear. Place in the oven for 8 minutes flipping half way through the cooking time.

Serve over rice or greens.

*Cooking time may vary ~ Cook in the oven for 10 minutes per 1/3 inch thickness*

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Pecan Walnut Crusted Halibut

Other Halibut recipes:
Baked White Fish 

Spaghetti with Halibut

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15 comments on “Pretzel-Walnut Crusted Halibut”

  1. Oh, that halibut looks so good. I need to get to the Asian grocer off of the Beltway…they have a huge fish selection at lower prices my local HEB. I love Sea Bass but, ouch, it is so pricey!

  2. I have the exact same problem! I always wishfully think I’m going to go to the store once a week but inevitably have to go back one, two or five times to get ingredients I forgot. 🙂 This halibut looks DELISH — love the crunchy pretzel crust!

  3. My husband has been asking me to make a dish using fish. This one looks like the perfect recipe to try!

  4. I’m a “mostly vegetarian” but also a once-in-a-while fish eater. You’ve combined two recipes that I LOVE from restaurants (one is pretzel crusted, one is nut crusted) so this sounds like a must make on a night I’m feeling like fish!

  5. Wow, I’m totally loving this crust! I think I have some halibut sitting in the freezer so I can make this very soon!

  6. This is such a great idea. The crust sounds perfect!

  7. This looks so good! Perfect way to use up pantry items.

  8. Ooooh! I am crushing on that crust!! I, too, like Halibut…not as much as salmon, but it’s a close second. 🙂

    I also have too much food in the house… I need to stop shopping for ingredients and just use up all that I have in the pantry.

  9. Pretzel crust? Huh! I am so intrigued! Great idea! My bf leeeerrrrvvess pretzels; I should totally try this! Thanks 🙂

  10. The pretzel crust on this is a wonderful idea. We eat fish at least once a week, so I am going to have to try this out.

  11. Ooo, that looks delicious!! Never heard of pretzel crust, I’m in though!!

  12. This is a GREAT idea for fish! And it looks absolutely beautiful!

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