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.

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
Servings: 2

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

  • 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.
  • Preheat an oven for 325F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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17 comments

  • Beautiful plating. And looks really yummy too!

    • Thanks! It was yummy. I just love halibut.

  • This sounds and looks fantastic. I love halibut.

  • 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!!

    • That is awesome! Pounds of halibut?!? Enjoy getting creative with them,

  • Love fish… your recipe sounds and looks good.

  • 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..

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

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

    • I agree! I just love going to this fish market. Everything is so fresh and prepared perfectly!

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • 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.

    • Hey Kim. Thanks!! You will love it. Halibut is such a great fish! I can’t wait to see your video. Your site is great!

  • 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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