These halibut fillets are stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese and salad shrimp. If the thick filets are not available, you can spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the thinner filets and fold in half, using a tooth pick to keep in place during cooking. The fresher the fish for this recipe, the better! This is great served with fresh steamed broccoli.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with foil.

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  • In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and shrimp. Season to taste with basil, salt and pepper.

  • Make a pocket in each of the fillets, making sure you do not cut through on three sides. Divide the cream cheese mixture into 6 parts, and stuff each fillet. Place on foil lined pan. Squeeze lemon juice over fish.

  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until fish is thoroughly done.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

355.3 calories; 46 g protein; 3 g carbohydrates; 168.6 mg cholesterol; 286.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
This one was a winner with my family. I only had thin pieces so layered them in a dish spread on the filling and topped with another layer of fish. Also was great with a touch of garlic and italian seasoning. I'll keep this one handy as my son's catch alot of halibut fishing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/21/2006
he filling was good but the fish itself needs seasoning or marinating. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
This one was a winner with my family. I only had thin pieces so layered them in a dish spread on the filling and topped with another layer of fish. Also was great with a touch of garlic and italian seasoning. I'll keep this one handy as my son's catch alot of halibut fishing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
This one was a winner with my family. I only had thin pieces so layered them in a dish spread on the filling and topped with another layer of fish. Also was great with a touch of garlic and italian seasoning. I'll keep this one handy as my son's catch alot of halibut fishing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2005
This is the best way I have ever tried Halibut. I did add a topping though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2002
This recipe was quick fast and delicious. I was unable to find fresh halibut but used orange ruffy and it was a big hit. My family loved it served over rice. I prepared it ahead of time by stuffing the filets (about 15 minutes) and refrigerated them. A stress free meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2006
We loved this! I used tilapia as that's what I had on hand. The filets are to thin that I simply coated one filet with the filling and topped it with another before baking. I added some fresh chopped garlic. This dish would benefit from some color. Next time I'll sprinkle either some paprika or parsley on top. Neither will alter the taste of the dish. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
Very good and easy. This was my first time cooking fish so I was nervous. I seasoned and stuffed the fish the night before and put it in the fridge then I baked it the next night. I added butter to the stuffing. I put the cream cheese mixture inside and on top of the fish. Halibut was not available so I used Mahi Mahi. Everyone that ate it raved about it! Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/21/2006
he filling was good but the fish itself needs seasoning or marinating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2006
This recipe was good but I found the cream cheese didn't get very hot in the short cooking time which made it less appealing. I'll probably try it again but put the cream cheese mixture on the top of fish filet so I can broil it if needed. My husband also suggested cooking it in tinfoil packet? I also added garlic for additional flavoring which was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2003
This is a great dish my family loves it I have also used Orange Roughy for this and it was great. Thanks Debbie for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2006
I made this for my family and we all really enjoyed this very much. I also could not find any halibut so I used one large piece (about.65 lbs) of Orange Roughy and cut the cream cheese in half. It was enough to feed a family of two adults and 2 toddlers which I served with a salad steamed broccoli and some corn on the cob. Also I used larger cooked cocktail shrimp and cut them in half. I found it helpful to mix the cream cheese with the basil salt and pepper FIRST since I had a hard time incorporating the shrimp without damaging it. I just stuffed the cream cheese mixture with the shrimp randomly and it came out great! Thanks for this recipe. We will definitely be making this again! Read More
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