5 from 2 votes
pan seared halibut with a garlic crabmeat topping
Pan Seared Halibut with a Garlic Crab Topping
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

When it comes to seafood Halibut is high on my list of favorite fish and this restaurant style dish is as easy to make as it is delicious!  With the addition of crabmeat and asparagus, I've taken this dish to another level.  

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 16 ounces Alaskan Halibut fillets 2 8 ounce fillets frozen or fresh
  • 8 ounces asparagus 16-20 spears
  • 12 grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 4 ounces crabmeat
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil more if needed
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • old bay seasoning to taste
  1. Season asparagus with sea salt, black pepper and olive oil. Roast asparagus spears in 350 oven for 15-20 minutes while you prepare the halibut.
  2. Rinse halibut with cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly season with sea salt, black pepper and old bay.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil to the pan. Place seasoned side of halibut into hot oil and sear halibut on the seasoned side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn fish over and lightly sear the other side.
  4. Place halibut in a baking dish with a little water and allow to finish cooking in the oven with the asparagus for 5 minutes.

  5. In the small frying pan add a little olive oil with chopped garlic and grape tomatoes then lightly saute for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add crabmeat and keep cooking until crabmeat is well heated.
  7. Add parsley to crabmeat take off heat.
  8. Place asparagus on the plate, then the halibut and top with crabmeat mixture.

  9. Serve with your favorite side dish.
Nutrition Facts
Pan Seared Halibut with a Garlic Crab Topping
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 636mg 27%
Potassium 1573mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 55g 110%
Vitamin A 37.2%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 18.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.