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Monday, October 11, 2010

Parmesan Crusted Halibut


My favourite little fish shop in Cowichan Bay is usually open Tuesday to Sunday until 6:00PM.  Meaning that I can detour there on my way home from work and pick up something fresh for dinner.  

I wanted halibut for dinner but wasn't sure  if  Cowichan Bay Seafood would even be open or be staying open as late  Sunday since this was our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  I called and found out that they were open but would be  closing early at 3:00 PM.  

My first thought was that I would have to change the menu.  But, Anne, the owner,  was kind enough to offer to deliver the halibut to me on her way home.

How is that for great service?

Thanks to Anne, we were able to have one of my favourite halibut dinners - Parmesan Crusted Halibut. 

Served with fried potatoes.

This recipe was shared years ago on the Cooking Forum by  Lori (Hoopysmom) and shows up on the menu around here at least three or four times a year.

Parmesan-Crusted Halibut
Shared by Lori (Hoopysmom) Gardenweb
Source:Recipe from Ray’s Boathouse:

1/2 cup flour
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
(I never use panko. I prefer fresh made bread crumbs)
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Zest of 1 lemon, chopped
4 6-oz halibut fillets, skin removed
3 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Place flour in one bowl, beat eggs and water place in 2nd bowl, combine
bread crumbs, Parmesan and lemon zest in 3rd bowl. Lightly salt and pepper the halibut fillets. Dredge the fillets in flour, next dip in egg and then coat with bread crumb mixture.

Heat olive oil in ovenproof pan. Saute the fillets on medium-high until golden-brown crust forms. Turn fillets over and place pan in preheated oven. Roast until centers are pearly white and opaque.


  1. Hayırlı haftalar, ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

    (cafe pepelanın "çıtır kasede tavuklu kabak beğendi" tarifini bugün bloglardan seçmelerde yayınladım.

  2. well, I'll try again and hit the right keys this time! Thanks Ann for another great recipe and helping me decide "What's for dinner???"

  3. It looks like heaven..Fish..I can eat:) Beautiful Ann~

  4. Hi

    How do you make your fresh bread crumbs.

  5. Jackie, fresh bread crumbs are easy to make and so much better in my opinion than panko or other dry breadcrumbs. Just take a couple of slices of white bread, with or without crusts and pulse in a food processor. I normally don't bother to get out my full size FP, I just use a mini Kitchenaid for bread crumbs.


  6. Ann, this looks awesome. I'm going by my local Kroger (a grocery store) today to see if I can find a filet or two of halibut. But seeing as how I'm in Dallas ... is there any other fish, in your opinion, that might serve as a serviceable substitute?

  7. Rich, for me there really isn't a substitute for Halibut. But if there was, it would be Sable or Black Cod. But that might be even more difficult for you to find in Texas.

    I asked Lori (All That Splatters) who is also from Dallas where to buy halibut and the answer was Central Market and Whole Foods.

    Good luck!!



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