Pan-Roasted Halibut with Broccolini and Romesco Recipe

Pan-Roasted Halibut with Broccolini and Romesco

Serves 2

Fresh halibut season is something to celebrate! Do so by dressing up this mild, flaky fish with bright, sweet, hazelnut romesco, a sauce developed by Catalonian fishermen and enjoyed by people worldwide.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch broccolini, peeled
  • 1/4 cup Hazelnut Romesco Salsa
  • 3 sprigs Italian parsley, leaves removed and chopped
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 halibut fillets (6 ounces each), skin removed


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Pat halibut dry with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat a medium, oven-safe skillet over high heat. Once pan is hot, add oil.
  4. Carefully lay halibut in pan. Cook 4 to 5 minutes on one side until golden. Transfer pan to oven and cook 3 to 4 minutes more until probe thermometer entered into the thickest part of fish reads 145°F. Remove pan from oven, remove fish from pan, and set aside to rest.
  5. Return pan to stove over high heat. Add broccolini. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until edges begin to brown. Flip broccolini and deglaze pan with a few tablespoons of water. The resulting steam will cook broccolini the rest of the way though. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Divide broccolini between two plates. Place halibut filets on top of broccolini. Spoon romesco salsa over fish. Finish with chopped parsley.
  7. Cook’s Tips:
  8. Ask your fishmonger to remove the skin for you.
  9. To avoid splatter, make sure halibut is completely dry before placing in hot pan to sear. You can set it on a paper towel-lined plate in the fridge until ready to cook.
  10. A hot, well-seasoned, cast iron pan is a good choice for this recipe, but a pre-heated stainless steel pan will work as well.


Amount Per Serving (based on 2 servings)
Protein: 34 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Total Sugar: 3 g
Fiber: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Sodium: 240 mg
Cholesterol: 85 mg
Trans Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Total Fat: 15 g
Calories: 310
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