• 6 halibut fillets, skin removed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons light olive oil
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 small garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 4 leaves of fresh basil
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Chopped parsley to garnish


  1. Combine the 8 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a large plastic bag.
  2. Add the fish and seal the bag. Be sure to turn it to coat the fish in the marinade. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  3. In a large flat pan, spread oil evenly on the surface. Warm over high heat until smoking. Add the marinated fillets.
  4. Brush top and sides of the fish with marinade. Cook until seared (about 3 minutes) turn and sear other side (3 more minutes). Brush top and sides with marinade again. 
  5. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 2-4 minutes more on each side depending on thickness. Continue brushing with marinade. Garnish with parsley, and serve immediately!


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