This is the easiest recipe you could make with the most amount of flavor and elegance. Best if served with mashed potatoes to balance the citrus sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 steaks
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the goat cheese, lemon pepper and salt. Pat this evenly over the tops of the halibut steaks. Place the steaks on a baking sheet. Pinch off tiny pieces of butter and place them on top of the cheese coating, using about 1 tablespoon per steak.

  • Broil for 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness of your steaks. You will know they are done when the cheese is browned and the fish can be flaked with a fork.

  • While the fish is cooking, combine the remaining butter, lemon juice, cream cheese, milk and chives in a small saucepan. Cook while stirring over low heat until everything is melted and smooth. Spoon sauce onto dinner plates and place the halibut steaks on top to serve.

Nutrition Facts

735 calories; protein 55.6g 111% DV; carbohydrates 5.7g 2% DV; fat 54.1g 83% DV; cholesterol 192.6mg 64% DV; sodium 1459.2mg 58% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
I was hesitant that the halibut might be a little bland because there was no marinade. But I was wrong. Because of some of the other reviewers I omitted the lemon pepper and mixed the goat cheese with lemon juice and kosher salt and cracked black pepper. I added just a bit of balsamic vinaigrette in the bottom of the pan for a little extra flavor and it was awesome. Although I think it would have been fabulous without it as well. Some of the other reviewers didn't make the cream cheese sauce but it really is a must. Thanks for this recipe! Coming from Alaska where Halibut if abundant we are always looking for great new Halibut recipes and this is a keeper! Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/03/2008
Bleck! I love goat cheese cream cheese lemon pepper etc... This recipe was not good:( My husband and I started laughing as we realized we were both trying to choke down the fish with a straight face. If you insist on cooking this reduce lemon pepper! Way too much. Read More
(10)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
I was hesitant that the halibut might be a little bland because there was no marinade. But I was wrong. Because of some of the other reviewers I omitted the lemon pepper and mixed the goat cheese with lemon juice and kosher salt and cracked black pepper. I added just a bit of balsamic vinaigrette in the bottom of the pan for a little extra flavor and it was awesome. Although I think it would have been fabulous without it as well. Some of the other reviewers didn't make the cream cheese sauce but it really is a must. Thanks for this recipe! Coming from Alaska where Halibut if abundant we are always looking for great new Halibut recipes and this is a keeper! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
Substituted orange roughy for the halibut because that's what I had but the crust and sauce both were excellent! A little heavy on the lemon pepper in the crust for my liking but my beau loved it as is. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
05/02/2008
Bleck! I love goat cheese cream cheese lemon pepper etc... This recipe was not good:( My husband and I started laughing as we realized we were both trying to choke down the fish with a straight face. If you insist on cooking this reduce lemon pepper! Way too much. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
This sophisticated recipe is a real party pleaser. The sauce is perfectly paired with the flavor of the crust... but it doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the halibut (which is rare for most recipes). It tastes best when the lemon pepper is reduced to 1 1/2-2 tsp in my opinion... but wow!!!!!!!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
YUM!! Absolutely delicious. My husband made this and I forgot I was at home and not at a favorite restaurant. Next time we'll add some almonds to the top just for a little texture. Other than that won't change a thing. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2008
Since there was already so much dairy in the crust I decided to skip making the sauce and just serve the fish and crust together. The result was ok - a little heavy on the lemon pepper but not too bad. I think the sauce must be important though to deserve the praise of the other reviewers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
Amazing. I think about this recipe all the time. Looking forward to having it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2008
My husband just made this for me for Valentines day and I thought I was in a gourmet restaurant. It was so wonderful. The flovors blend so well together and the presentation is is just beautiful!! The flavor of the halibut is able to come through. Love it!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2008
Made this for a dinner party. I thought everyone was going to lick their plates. I received great reviews from everyone but hubby. He is a plain eater so I wasn't expecting him to like it. But everyone else raved about it and wanted the recipe. Thank you for this recipe I will make again. Easy and great for such an expensive fish. Read More
(4)
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