Halibut is a popular variety of fish that has been caught in the North Pacific since prehistoric times. The flesh ranges from white to red, and it’s often served with lemon cream sauce or marinara sauce.

This recipe for baked halibut with lemon cream sauce is a quick and easy dinner. It’s also healthy and low-calorie.

Rich, juicy, and creamy, halibut with lemon and lemon cream sauce. The halibut’s flakiness is complemented by the sauce that has a hint of fresh dill.



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With a Lemon Cream Sauce, Halibut

Halibut is a delicious fish that can be prepared in many ways. It tastes fantastic whether it’s grilled, roasted, sautéed, or broiled.

I recalled how my mother used to prepare fish as I was considering how to prepare this lovely fish.

She virtually always used a creamy sauce to finish any fish she prepared.

Who wouldn’t adore it, really?


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We recently traveled to Newport, Oregon in search of some very fresh seafood.

How recent?

You may purchase it fresh off the boat in the morning when it is just a few hours old.

That’s new right now!

The famous fishing fleet in Newport leaves at dark to find the best fishing areas, fish all night, and return to the docks early the following morning when they post signs like “Fresh Crab,” “Chelsea Rose,” and “Dock 3.”

Seafood doesn’t get much fresher than that.

Additionally, if you ask the fisherman, they will even clean, filet, and put them in ice for you.

Fresh tuna, salmon, halibut, lingcod, flounder, rockfish, mussels, pink shrimp, and the sweetest crab in the world have been available to us.

We were looking for halibut as our anniversary approached.

Sadly, nobody brought any in that morning, so we went to our second go-to source for fish.

The Local Ocean Seafoods restaurant and seafood market is located just across from the docks.



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They have a fantastic restaurant with delicious meals, but they also offer the freshest fish market in the area.

I like visiting fish markets when the only scent is that of the sea’s crisp, pure air.

Newport’s fishermen keep the market well-stocked.

However, Local Ocean Seafoods also works with Alaskan fisherman who regularly ship fish by plane from their territorial seas.

They were given a lovely quantity of halibut that morning.

Expensive? Yes. Value it? Absolutely.

Thus, we discovered the ideal almost 2-inch-thick pure white filet. The cooks there are quite friendly, and when I inquired, they provided precise preparation Instructions.

That is how I still prepare halibut. Fresh halibut is almost often served without sauce since it tastes so good that way.

However, this time I felt a sauce would provide a lovely finishing touch.

Maybe a lightened-up lemon sauce with a little touch of crème fraiche for a creamy lemon taste. Perhaps some freshly chopped dill would round it off.

What could be superior?

Ingredients of With a Lemon Cream Sauce, Halibut 

  • Halibut
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Almond oil
  • Garlic
  • ButterFlour
  • Lemon
  • Cream of tartar
  • Dill

How to Make With a Lemon Cream Sauce, Halibut 

Set your oven’s temperature to 400 degrees.

Add salt and pepper to both sides of halibut and set aside. Over medium high heat, add Almond oil to  an oven proof frypan.

As soon as it reaches the proper temperature, add the minced garlic and sauté for no more than a minute.

After that, add the filets skin-side up and sauté for 3 minutes. Carefully turn the filets over with a spatula, then set them in the oven right away.

Bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the filets readily flake. After that, transfer to a serving platter and keep warm with foil.

Turn the heat to medium-high and add butter to the same frypan you used to bake the filets.

After that, mix for a minute while adding the flour. Stir in the crème fraiche and lemon juice to thicken.

Add dill to the sauce before serving it over the halibut.



I cooked the halibut for 6 minutes since it was only approximately 1 1/2″ thick. Five minutes will do for thinner filets.

Garlic burns quite quickly, so be careful you cook it for no more than one minute.

The Lemon Cream Sauce is used to complete this dish in the classic American fashion, on top.

Another popular halibut dish is Halibut Baked with Tarragon Sauce, where the sauce is served on the bottom in a more conventional French manner.

both fantastic and really tasty.

Please comment below and share this recipe to Pinterest if you like it!

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With a Lemon Cream Sauce, Halibut

With a Lemon Cream Sauce, Halibut is rich, moist and creamy. The sauce with a touch of fresh dill compliments the tender flakiness of the halibut.

5-minute preparation

11 minutes to cook

16 minutes in total

Course: Principal Dish

American cuisine

Halibut with lemon, etc.

Serving: 2 individuals

222 kilocalories


  • Two 4 oz. filets of halibut
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, 1/4 tsp.
  • 1 Tbsp Almond oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2/TBS. Butter
  • 1 tbsp Wondra flour
  • Lemon Juice, one
  • 2 Tbsp Cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. fresh dill


  • Set oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Halibut filets should be seasoned on both sides and left aside.

  • Over medium-high heat, add oil to an ovenproof saute pan. When it’s heated, add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the Halibut filets and cook for 3–4 minutes with the skin side up until the bottom is browned. Filets should be turned over and put in the oven right away. Cook for a further 5 to 6 minutes, or until a fork can easily flake the fish. Place on serving platter after removing from oven. To keep the filets warm, wrap them with foil.

  • In same saute pan you cooked halibut, melt butter and then add flour.  Stir 1 minute.  Add lemon juice and Cream of tartar and stir to thicken. 

  • Top With a Lemon Cream Sauce, Halibut and add fresh dill.


222 kilocalories | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 29.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.5mg

You may also enjoy:

Halibut Baked with Tarragon Sauce

Halibut baked in a tarragon cream sauce

Baked halibut cream sauce is a delicious and easy to make dish. The recipe for the baked halibut cream sauce can be found on the website “The Kitchn”.

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