Miso Butter Baked Halibut
Recipe by Chef Heidi Fink
Heidi Fink

Miso Butter Baked Halibut

  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cook time 10 mins
  • Ready in 25 mins
  • Yield Serves 4

Loaded with flavour and delicious textural contrast, this fish dish comes to the table in no time and will likley become your new weeknight go-to meal. Vegetables can be added to the tray while cooking, and you can use any white fish you like.



  1. Preheat oven to 425 F OR preheat air-fryer to 400 F.
  2. Use a small pot OR the microwave to melt the butter with the garlic, mixing well, until garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat
  3. Meanwhile place miso in a small bowl. In a separate medium bowl, place the panko crumbs.
  4. Divide melted garlic butter evenly between the two bowls. Mix the crumbs well with its 2 Tb of garlic butter, until evenly coated. Use a fork to mash & mix the miso with its 2Tb of garlic butter, until a smooth paste is formed.
  5. Place the pieces of halibut, skin side down, on a parchment-lined baking tray. Divide the miso butter between all the fillets, coating the tops evenly. Now divide the buttered panko crumbs between all the miso-coated fillets, spreading the crumbs evenly and patting them into the miso.
  6. Oven method: Place the tray in the pre-heated oven and bake to about 10 to 12 minutes, until fish is just barely cooked through and the crumbs are crispy.
  7. Air-Fryer method: transfer the fish to the preheated basket of the airfyer, close and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes, until fish is just barely cooked through and the crumbs are crispy.
  8. Serve immediately, with steamed rice.


Full Meal Deal:
Add some cut green beans or asparagus, tossed with a little oil or melted butter, to either the tray for the oven or to the air-fryer basket. These green vegetables with cook in about the same time as it takes the fish to cook, giving a full meal in one.

Substitute 4 rockfish fillets, 120-150 g each, for the halibut in this recipe. Rockfish is usually thinner, so will take less time to cook.

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Reviews on "Miso Butter Baked Halibut" (4)

  1. September 25, 2023
    This recipe is fantastic. It is easy, delicious and healthy all in one. Could be served for dinner party guests or a quick week night meal. We had it with asparagus which went well with the halibut. Thank you Heidi! Cannot wait to try more of your recipes.
    • September 27, 2023
      Thank you, Patricia! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe! It's a favourite of mine as well.
  2. October 2, 2023
    I did the rockfish with green beans. It was delicious.
    • October 2, 2023
      so glad you enjoyed it!

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