Seared Halibut

Cook Time

15 Mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

20 Mins




2 tbsp Almonds

1/4 cup Butter, Softened

To Taste, Citrus Parmesan Rub

2 Halibut Filets (6 oz each)

Lemon Wedges, for Serving

1/4 cup + 2 tsp Olive Oil

2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated

1 cup Parsley, chopped

To Taste, Salt

2 Scallions, sliced

Cooking Instructions

This restaurant-style Seared Halibut dish is sure to impress your family and friends with its bright, fresh flavors and elegant presentation. Tender whitefish is seasoned with our well-balanced blend of Lemon Pepper Garlic & Herb, then seared on the grill while basting in a luscious compound butter. The flaky halibut is topped in a homemade lemon-parsley pesto for a pop of fresh flavor that’s perfect for any special occasion or weeknight meal

Wood Pellet Recommendation 

We recommend our Pennsylvania Cherry Hardwood Pellets, which pairs best with light meats such as the Halibut featured in this recipe. 

Note: This recipe includes Louisiana Grills Citrus Parmesan Rub

Note: The FDA recommends to cook finfish to a minimum internal temperature of 145°F.

  1. Fire up your Louisiana Grills pellet grill on SMOKE mode and let it run with lid open for 10 minutes then preheat to 400° F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium-high heat.
  2. Set halibut in a baking dish or sheet tray, then blot with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Season with Lemon Pepper Garlic & Herb Set aside.
  3. Combine butter and 1 teaspoon of Lemon Pepper Garlic & Herb seasoning in a small bowl. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the lemon-parsley pesto: In a food processor, pulse almonds, parsley, and scallions. Drizzle in olive oil until just combined. Transfer to a small bowl, then fold in parmesan cheese, and season with salt, if needed.
  5. Set a cast iron skillet on the grill and heat olive oil. When hot, sear the halibut filets, 2 to 3 minutes per side, until fish is opaque and begins to flake. After flipping the halibut, add compound butter and baste throughout the remaining cook time.
  6. Remove the halibut from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes, then serve halibut warm with pesto and fresh lemon wedges.

Special Tools

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Food Processor
  • Paper Towel
  • Sheet Tray or Baking Sheet
  • Small Bowl (2x)


Looking for a tasty side to accompany this decadent recipe? Try a creamy mushroom risotto.

Diet Info

  • Low Carb