This was very good. I doubled the butter mixture and mixed half of it into some orzo for a side. Served alongside green beans and halved cherry tomatoes mixed with sliced shallots and basil. This dish went over well in my household and was easy to make. I will make this again.
Sautéed Halibut with Lemon-Pesto Butter
skspillman Posted: 03/07/10
wasoccermom Posted: 10/06/09
Very good recipe and quick and easy to make. Instead of making the lemon-pesto butter first I let the butter soften while I was prepping the halibut and other ingredients; then while the halibut was cooking it was easy to mix the butter mixture together. Next time I'll dollop the butter on top of the halibut as soon as it's off the stove so it melts better.
DebMj1 Posted: 09/04/09
We really enjoyed this. The pesto and lemon compound butter is light and fresh and plays off the fish nicely.
pretendchef Posted: 04/26/10
Made this twice. Last night for a small dinner party & it was perfect. Start-finish it took under 30 mins to make. I served it with cherry tomato, basil, and bocconcini salad dressed with shallot-balsamic vinaigrette and seedy walnut bread to soak up the juices- very pretty when plated! I added a bit more lemon zest, otherwise followed the recipe exactly. This fish got rave reviews and I will definitely make it again (so will others, I shared the recipe!)
Litvinoff Posted: 09/04/09
Really enjoyed this. I didn't have Halibut on hand so I used a mild white fish and it was great. I had never thought of putting a pesto- butter on fish and I was pleasantly surprised. Will make again!
mrsp0405 Posted: 09/06/09
Great recipe. I am not a fish person, but trying to eat more. I loved this dish and will make it again. My husband (the fish lover) thought it was excellent. Simple to make and the pesto butter made it taste so bright and fresh. I also added a bit of the pesto butter to the orzo we had with it. Yum...this recipe is definitely a keeper!
UPenn1999 Posted: 09/10/09
We all really enjoyed this recipe. So far my fish dishes are either salmon or grilled tuna, so I am happy to add something new to the repertoire! I served it with brown rice and steamed green beans. We did feel that a fresh squeeze of lemon juice right before eating made a big difference.
Tomtes Posted: 09/29/12
We didn't think this recipe had much flavor and the butter sauce was too heavy and rich to feel like a true "light meal." We ended up tossing the sauce and using the cooked fish leftovers in tacos later that week.
Lazycook40 Posted: 10/15/13
Loved this recipe. I didn't have pesto in fridge so I made my own - some basil leaves, olive oil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, half clove of garlic, salt/pepper, and mixed it in an electric chopper. Then added the recipe ingredients. At the end of cooking the halibut, I added a tablespoon of butter and let it brown. It was perfect. I know it will work well on lots of other fish.