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Easy Halibut with Citrus Sauce – Recipe!

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Summer is a time we all tend to eat a little lighter due to the heat and baring it all (or more than we should) in our hot weather wardrobe.  Fish makes for an easy delicious meal without a lot of fuss.  Halibut, a white fish even the pickiest of eaters seem to enjoy, is mild in flavor and with a quick saute and a drizzle of sauce, you have the perfect meal.

In this recipe, Halibut with Citrus Sauce, I used fresh squeezed orange and lemon juices for bright flavor with a dollop of Dijon mustard for a hint of tang.  This recipe is so simple that you will be dining under the stars in just a few minutes without breaking a sweat.


2-4 6 ounce Halibut Fillets

2 oranges

1 lemon

2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard

2 tablespoons butter + more for pan

2 tablespoons flour – I prefer Wondra flour

olive oil



To Prepare:

1.  Squeeze the oranges over a fine sieve into a small saucepan.  Squeeze the lemon juice into the same pan.

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2.  Turn the heat on medium and let the juices reduce by 1/3 while whisking occasionally, about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle the fish with salt, pepper and flour.  Add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a saute pan and place over medium heat.

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3.  After 2 minutes of heating the pan, add the fish, top side down and saute for 3 minutes.  Gently flip the fish over to continue to cook for 3 minutes.  If your fillets are thicker, add 1 minute each side.  Be careful to cook on medium heat, so the fish doesn’t dry out.

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4.  Turn the heat off under the fish and let them rest in the pan, while you finish the sauce.

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5.  Whisk the mustard into the sauce while continuing to reduce, about 2 minutes.

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6.  Dollop in the butter and whisk until smooth and slightly thickened.

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7.  Place the fish with your favorite vegetables on a plate and drizzle with the sauce.  You will be pleased with how easy and delicious this meal is going to be.  Enjoy!

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