Miso Marinated Halibut Fillets
Recipe by Chef Michael Williams
Michael Williams

Miso Marinated Halibut Fillets

  • Prep time 8 mins
  • Cook time 3 hours 10 mins

Here is a very simple way into the realm of Asian cooking. The marinade recipe shown below is an awesome way to give a nice flavour boost to halibut, which is generally low on flavour. The marinade can even be used as a yummy sauce afterwards!



  1. In a mixing bowl combine miso, orange juice, oil, vinegar, brown sugar and chilli powder and stir with a whisk until completely combined.
  2. Transfer marinade to a sealable storage bag or container, add halibut, seal and marinate for 2-3 hours.
  3. Remove your marinated halibut fillets from the marinade and pour the marinade into a large pot or frying pan that has a lid. Bring to a simmer on medium heat and place the fillets into the simmering liquid. Cover with a lid and poach/steam the halibut until cooked through (about 6-8 minutes).
  4. Gently remove the halibut from the liquid and serve with some cooked rice or quinoa and your favourite vegetables. The liquid can be boiled and reduced down by 25% and then used as a sauce to finish this awesome dish.


  • If you like your food a little spicier, add 1 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh jalapeño pepper.
  • Add some sesame seeds for varied texture and flavour to the marinade
  • Try using the marinade on other seafood like salmon, shrimp or scallops.

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Reviews on "Miso Marinated Halibut Fillets" (4)

  1. June 6, 2020
    Worst recipe ever
  2. August 23, 2022
    where's that ciolantro menat to go? Just flake on top at the end?
  3. September 27, 2022
    This recipe is fantastic. I have made it several times and it always comes out perfect. Be sure to reduce the marinade (I usually reduce it by half) because the sauce really makes the dish!

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