A pan seared filet of halibut served on a bed of sauteed leeks, spinach and oyster mushrooms drizzled with a honey mustard sauce.

Pan Seared Halibut with a Honey Mustard Sauce

Today I was craving fish. When we have fish, we usually have salmon, trout or catfish, but this time I wanted some fresh halibut.

A pan seared filet of halibut served on a bed of sauteed leeks, spinach and oyster mushrooms drizzled with a honey mustard sauce.

To get that I went to my favourite fish market called Diana’s Seafood Delight. It is not far from my house and their selection is excellent. For anyone who lives in Toronto, I would encourage you to check it out! I love getting oysters there.

A pan seared filet of halibut served on a bed of sauteed leeks, spinach and oyster mushrooms drizzled with a honey mustard sauce.

I picked up the halibut and pan seared them. I served them on a bed of leeks, spinach and oyster mushrooms and drizzled a honey mustard sauce on them.

A pan seared filet of halibut served on a bed of sauteed leeks, spinach and oyster mushrooms drizzled with a honey mustard sauce.

It turned out great and I was pleased that the kids loved it.

Yield: 2 people

Pan Seared Halibut with a Honey Mustard Sauce

Pan Seared Halibut with a Honey Mustard Sauce
A pan seared filet of halibut served on a bed of sauteed leeks, spinach and oyster mushrooms drizzled with a honey mustard sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 filets of Halibut
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • 4 oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach
  • 4 tbsp mustard
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

  1. To prepare the sauce heat a saucepan to medium high. Melt 3 tbsp of the butter, then add the mustard, honey, lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring the sauce to a small boil and whisk it so that it is smooth. Remove it from the heat.
  2. Preheat an oven for 325F.
  3. Warm a skillet to medium high heat and add the oil so that is covers the bottom of the pan. Place the halibut in the pan and cook it for 2 minutes. Flip it over and cook for another 2 minutes. Put the skillet in the oven to finish cooking the halibut. Depending on the size of the filets, it may take anywhere from 7-12 minutes.
  4. While the halibut is in the oven saute the vegetables in a skillet with 2 tbsp of butter. When the vegetables are tender, remove it from the heat.
  5. To assemble, make a bed of vegetables on the plate. Lay the halibut on on the vegetables and pour some of the sauce on the fish.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

17 comments

  1. Beautiful plating. And looks really yummy too!

  2. This looks awesome! Nothing beats a fresh piece of fish. Yum!

  3. This sounds and looks fantastic. I love halibut.

  4. A client just gave me several pounds of halibut that he caught in Alaska and brought home to Kentucky with him. I’m so glad I came across this recipe! Thanks so much!!

  5. Love fish… your recipe sounds and looks good.

  6. Fish is one of my favorite,i have to try honey mustard sauce recipe,sound great on the fish 🙂 is beautiful presentation too 🙂

    • Thanks Ridwan! I have been enjoying your site also. Loved your green papaya salad. I make that sometimes also. A very unique flavour and hard to find a green papaya if you don’t have an Asian grocery store around..

  7. I think halibut is one of my favorite fishes. This sounds like such a great recipe. Love the honey mustard sauce with it!

  8. there’s nothing like going to a great market to buy everything you need, be it vegetables meat or fish! happy cooking!!

  9. How I would love to go to a fresh fish market, but too far inland to manage that! Your fish looks awesome and the honey mustard sauce is a nice touch.

  10. This is a whole lot of happiness, Steve! Halibut is my favorite fish ever! A simple pan sear with a few seasonings is all it needs 🙂

  11. OMG THIS LOOKS DELIGHTFUL. I LOVE SEAFOOD! Some how this is going to make its way to my food calendar this week or next.

    I am going to do a video and link back to your blog.

    Thanks Steve.

  12. We are just starting to eat more fish in our diets. But my husband is not fond of salmon (I’ll eat anything – no comments, Steve). However, this halibut recipe sounds great and I will have to give this a try. We both love spinach so it will be a great way to present dinner one night! THANKS!

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