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Hazelnut Crusted Halibut with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"This is a lovely meal of pan roasted halibut with rich and creamy garlic mashed potatoes. A true romantic meal for 2!"
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45 m servings 1038
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. While the potatoes are boiling, mash the garlic with 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a smooth paste. Drain potatoes, then mash together with the garlic paste, butter, and pepper. Keep warm.
  2. Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Pulse the hazelnuts and bread crumbs in a food processor until finely ground, but not ground into a paste. Pour onto a shallow dish. Season the halibut fillets on both sides with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Gently press one side of the halibut fillets into the nut mixture, and set aside.
  4. Heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Place the halibut fillets nut-side-up into the skillet; cook until the halibut begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the fillets over, and place into the preheated oven. Bake, nut-side-down until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes.
  5. Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it turns nut brown. Stir in the vegetable broth, and bring to a simmer.
  6. To serve, mound the potatoes onto the center of each dinner plate. Place a halibut fillet on top of the mashed potatoes nut-side-up, then drizzle with the browned butter sauce.


  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1038 calories; 73.9 52.4 45 191 1653 Full nutrition

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I have minor criticisms of this recipe and made minor changes - nevertheless it is a wonderful dish Hubs and I both enjoyed. The potatoes are perfect just as written. The recipe doesn't specify,...

Delicious!! The crust on this halibut is so, so good! I loved the mashed potatoes because I love garlic, but some of you might want to cut down from 5 cloves, but if you love buttery, garlicy ...

I never had halibut before and it was delicious with this recipe. I had bought frozen halibut from Costco and defrosted it in the refrigerator over night. I did almost exactly what the recipe s...

This review was based on the fish only, as I didn't make the potatoes as directed. I also omitted the browned butter, as I felt it wasn't really necessary. That being said, this fish recipe wa...

I am only rating the halibut....and it was great! I used panko bread crumbs because I like a nice crisp crust. It turned out perfectly. My 3 yr old kept shoving it in his mouth. I'm always looki...

I made some slight changes both in preparation and in the ingredients. I don't normally like using seasoned bread crumbs only b/c they're rarely seasoned to suit my taste. I switched in some ...

Substituted the hazelnuts with slivered almonds and it was fantastic. I also never thought to make a garlic/salt paste to add to mashed potatoes after cooking... it's way better than dropping ga...

Restaurant quality and definately worth trying! Instead of mashing the garlic separetly I boil them along with the potatoes and just mashed them together in my opinion the mashed potatoes are a ...

I am rating the mashed potatoes only which I prepared with a different halibut recipe. Overall the potatoes were delicious but I would use slightly less garlic...5 cloves is a lot unless they'...