Light, bright and super flavorful, our Chinese baked halibut is a wholesome, good-for-you dish that the whole family will love. There’s not a crazy amount of ingredients—the majority of the flavor comes from the onion, garlic and ginger!
Halibut is great because it’s actually a very mild and firm fish. So, it’s perfect for kids.
But, you should know, halibut is much better when it’s slightly undercooked versus being even the tiniest bit overcooked. It can dry out really quickly and lose its flavor.
Luckily, this dish is really fast to put together. You won’t have to spend too much time slaving over the stove to make a delicious dinner.
Watch our video on how to peel and grate ginger!
Chinese Baked Halibut Recipe
- 2 lbs halibut fillet
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/4 of a yellow onion
- 1 tsp ginger, about 2 minced pieces
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 cup cilantro, packed, about 1 good handful
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray a shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Season both sides of fish lightly with salt and pepper and place in a prepared dish.
- Place onion, ginger, garlic and cilantro into a food processor or blender and pulse until veggies are finely chopped. Scrape down sides and add lemon juice, soy sauce, honey and olive oil and pulse a few more times just to combine.
- Spoon the sauce evenly over the fish and bake just until cooked through or slightly underdone—about 10–14 minutes, depending on thickness. You can test the doneness of halibut by pressing it lightly with a fork. If the fish ‘flakes’ or separates into layers, it is done. Don’t overcook halibut or it will be dry!
- Remove from oven and transfer fish to a serving platter. Allow fish to rest 5 minutes before serving.
Searching for the right side dish? Try this halibut with our garlic butter roasted mushrooms!