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Phyllo-Wrapped Halibut Fillets with Lemon Scallion Sauce

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"The flaky phyllo crust keeps the halibut moist and delicious. For a nicer presentation, cut halibut in half at an angle before placing on sauce."
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35 m servings 587
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Lightly butter 1 sheet of phyllo dough. Lay another sheet directly on top of the first sheet, and lightly butter it. Repeat with remaining 2 sheets of phyllo. Cut sheets in half.
  3. Season halibut fillets with salt and pepper. Place a fillet near the bottom edge of one of the halved sheets of phyllo. Sprinkle with dill. Fold in the sides of the phyllo, then roll the fillet. Place on a baking sheet, and lightly brush with butter. Repeat with remaining fillet.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, bring lemon juice to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Boil until almost evaporated. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in cream. Simmer until the cream thickens somewhat. Stir in green onions, and season with salt and pepper. Serve halibut on a pool of sauce.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 587 calories; 39.1 24.7 33.9 157 367 Full nutrition

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This was so fun to make! Definitely a good and EASY Sunday dinner. I made some changes: For the filling, I mixed some chopped up (RAW) chicken, 2 tsp of minced garlic, some dill, salt and pepper...

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We thought the lemon sauce was way too tart. Other than that, there's nothing special about wrapping fish in phyllo. I've wrapped many things in phyllo, is a great idea. However, what makes the ...

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This was so fun to make! Definitely a good and EASY Sunday dinner. I made some changes: For the filling, I mixed some chopped up (RAW) chicken, 2 tsp of minced garlic, some dill, salt and pepper...

My family can't wait to eat this again - what a delicious way to eat halibut! The only changes I made were to use half & half instead of whipping cream and less lemon juice. I used the rest of m...

I would have given this recipe 5 stars except for the sauce. Both my husband and I thought it ruined the flavor of the phyllo wrapped fish. We live in Alaska and catch all our own fish so we mak...

I must have made 50 dinners from and this is my first review. It was without a doubt the best recipe yet! I made two small changes. To cut way down on the fat, I used CoolWhip ...

...without question, one of the best recipes on It should read "******", I love all types of seafood dishes and this is my absolute favorite. Only a couple of changes, mix 2 ts...

Very easy and impressive recipe! I haven't had much experience using dill, but I really liked the flavor. I think next time I would even use more. The lemon flavor of the sauce was a little t...

This really is an impressive recipe for a dinner party. Atop the lemon sauce the wrapped halibut made a very special presentation, and my guests all enjoyed it. With so many reviews referring t...

Amazing! I followed the recipe except to the sauce I added a bit of white wine and some parmesan. Next time I would make a bit more sauce. Served with asparagus, roasted cauliflower and brown ba...

Unbelievably good! Got rave reviews, better than at a restaurant, the phyllo gives it a nice twist, the sauce was to die for!