Butter-Basted Halibut with Capers Recipe


  • 2 14–16-ounce bone-in halibut steaks (1″–1 1/4″ thick)
  • Kosher salt, coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons drained capers


  1. Season halibut with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat until beginning to smoke. Cook halibut until golden brown, 6–8 minutes. Turn and cook until other side of fish is golden brown, about 4 minutes longer.
  2. Add butter, thyme sprigs, and garlic to pan and cook, tilting pan and spooning butter over fish, until halibut is opaque throughout and butter is brown, about 2 minutes. Add capers; toss in butter to warm through.
  3. Divide halibut among plates and spoon butter sauce over.

Also Try it With: Arctic char, monkfish, or salmon steaks.

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