Phyllo-Wrapped Halibut Fillets with Lemon Scallion Sauce


The flaky phyllo crust keeps the halibut moist and delicious for this spin on halibut en croute. For a nicer presentation, cut halibut in half at an angle before placing on the sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 4 sheets phyllo dough

  • 2 (5 ounce) halibut fillets

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the 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 cream thickens somewhat. Stir in green onions, and season with salt and pepper. Serve halibut on a pool of sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

587 Calories
39g Fat
25g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 587
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 788mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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