A wonderful halibut and cheese dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place halibut in a baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, shredded Cheddar cheese, shredded Jack cheese, dill, and mustard. Spread cheese mixture over halibut. Sprinkle more dill on top if you like.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until fish is done, and cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

Note

You can soak the fish in milk and lemon juice first to reduce the fishy taste. Just rinse and pat dry afterwards. Soaking could take an additional 4 hours under prep time.

Nutrition Facts

704 calories; protein 62.1g 124% DV; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fat 43g 66% DV; cholesterol 142.7mg 48% DV; sodium 868.8mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
As I was preparing this and again when we were eating it hubs and I realized I had made this before (a variation of this recipe on this site) and that we loved it as much this time as the first. I don't know why this simple combination of cheese and mayo makes this so extraordinary and delicious but it does. I didn't bother to soak the fish in milk first which shouldn't be necessary if it's really fresh. I just seasoned it with pepato an Italian fish seasoning of sea salt pepper lemon and orange zest then sprinkled the cheese mixture with paprika to give it color. Unless your filets are really thick I'd start off with less baking time--you can always give it a few minutes more but fish can get overdone quickly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2009
I'm sorry but this just did not work for me. Maybe because I used medium-sharp chedder but the combination with the halibut did not sit well. The unique flavor of the halibut was ruined. I've tried a similar recipe that used purely parmesan and it was much better. Read More
(5)
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2008
As I was preparing this and again when we were eating it hubs and I realized I had made this before (a variation of this recipe on this site) and that we loved it as much this time as the first. I don't know why this simple combination of cheese and mayo makes this so extraordinary and delicious but it does. I didn't bother to soak the fish in milk first which shouldn't be necessary if it's really fresh. I just seasoned it with pepato an Italian fish seasoning of sea salt pepper lemon and orange zest then sprinkled the cheese mixture with paprika to give it color. Unless your filets are really thick I'd start off with less baking time--you can always give it a few minutes more but fish can get overdone quickly. Read More
(166)
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2007
I use to cook this when I worked for the officers club on Eielson AFB Ak. We actually minced a small onion and added it to the mayo mixture. I believe they originally got the recipe from the Princess hotel in Fairbanks. i have only had this with halibut but I assume it would be tasty with other white fish. Read More
(78)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2003
I didn't have any Monterey Jack cheese but this was GREAT with just the cheddar!! My husband fills the freezer with halibut every year and this will be a regular at our house! My 2 & 4 year olds ate every last bite! Thank you for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2007
This is one of my husband's favorite halibut recipes. Funny reading other reviewer -- the first time we had this was at the Officer's Club at Eielson AFB and we called to find out what it was called so I could make it at home. I sometimes use light mayo and add garlic or garlic powder. It's very rich (and halibut is expensive if you're not catching it in Alaska yourself)so it's more of a special occasion dish now. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2004
wow-this is a great recipe!!! i really recommend it!! i did soak mine in the milk & lemon juice mixture for a few hours then rinsed..and i also cooked it in stoneware..it's also so easy to prepare. note the sauce makes a great spread for garlic bread as well...enjoy!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2004
Wow! So easy and so tasty! I only used cheddar cheese and omitted the mustard but even so this was delicious. I rarely make the same recipe twice but this will be a regular for sure. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2003
I happened to buy haddock and didn't bother to soak the fish 1st. It tasted fine. I think you could put the topping on many different kinds of fish (scrod etc.). Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
Easy and quick. My neighbor is kind enough to share his Halibut from Alaska so our filets were nice and thick. I did not have mayonaise so used Miracle Whip and it worked fine. Otherwise I did not change a thing. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
When I made this very exact dish I was actually using a recipe I picked up at a very popular fish restaurant in Los Alamitos CA. They named it Cheesy Dill Halibut. It is a very good dish but I would recommend using only half the amount of sauce unless you need a lot of it to spread over rice or potatoes or some veggie. Easy and delicious. Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2009
I'm sorry but this just did not work for me. Maybe because I used medium-sharp chedder but the combination with the halibut did not sit well. The unique flavor of the halibut was ruined. I've tried a similar recipe that used purely parmesan and it was much better. Read More
(5)
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