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Ways to Cook Halibut After Your Fishing Charter


Your charter aboard the Kimshan has ended and Captain Cody has helped you meet the daily limit. As promised, your halibut has been portioned to your specifications, vacuum packed, and flash frozen. Your boxed and banded fillets arrived at the airport and are now on their way with you to your kitchen. All you need now is a great halibut recipe.


OK, now what? 


You go online and look for the best halibut recipe out there. After reviewing a few pages of recipes and videos, it seems like everyone claims there’s is the best, so you end up going down a rabbit hole! 


The good news is, Action Alaska Sportfishing spends every day of the season landing this beautiful fish. Trust us, we know some great halibut recipes. Keep reading to learn more!


Halibut is a sweet flavored and delicate white fish. You probably wouldn’t guess that after spending your charter with Action Alaska trying to land one or two! Our experience with this fish tells us that “less is more” for any halibut recipe so you’ll want to keep this in mind when choosing a recipe. 


The halibut’s mild/sweet flavor can and should stand on its own. The ingredients should be used to simply enhance the natural flavor of the fish. Below are two of the best halibut recipes that we think do a pretty good job at preserving the flavor of the fish while delivering a mouth-watering taste!


Baked Halibut Recipe

This halibut recipe is the easiest way to enjoy that hard-fought reward from your fishing trip. It uses only five ingredients and will make everyone at the table a member of the “clean plate club”! You can have it on the table in less than 20 minutes. 



  • 4 – one-inch thick halibut fillets (approx. 8oz. each)
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 thinly sliced lemon
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


While your oven is pre-heating to 450°, lightly oil a baking dish. Then place your halibut on the baking dish and brush them with olive oil (be sure to save a little). Next, add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Cover the fish with the lemon slices then drizzle the last of your olive oil over the top. Tightly cover the baking dish with foil.


Bake 10-15 minutes until the fish becomes opaque and flakes apart with a fork. It can’t get any easier than that! Now sit back, pat yourself on the back for cooking your catch and let someone else do the dishes.


Here is another one of our favorite halibut dishes. This recipe calls for a bit more of an advanced palate but even the pickiest of eaters and strongest critics will enjoy this next dish!

Poached Halibut In Tomato Basil Sauce

This halibut recipe has a few more ingredients but it’s ridiculously easy to make! This perfect meal is the final destination for a satisfied customer of Action Alaska Sportfishing.



  • 4 – one-inch thick halibut fillets (approx. 8oz. each)
  • 2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of finely sliced garlic
  • ½ cup of chicken stock or broth
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped fresh basil


Place a skillet on your stove and set it to medium heat. Add your tomatoes, garlic, and pepper; cook until the tomatoes soften and start to blister – about 5 minutes. Add the halibut then cover with wine and top with the basil (save some basil for the end). Cover the skillet and allow the dish to simmer for about 20-25 minutes. Use the tip above to check for “doneness” then top with the remaining chopped basil.


This halibut recipe will even impress your mother-in-law! Next year the family will be shoving you out the door to go on your fishing charter to Sitka! Your charter with Action Alaska Sportfishing will fill your freezer in no time. 


Quick tip for doneness: 

Not sure if your halibut is cooked? Here is the easiest way to tell. Take a sharp knife and place the tip into the thickest part of the fish and leave there for 10 seconds. Make sure the tip is in the middle of the fish, not touching the pan. Safely touch the knife so you can gauge the temperature, if it is still hot, your halibut is done!

Book Your Halibut Fishing Charter WIth Alaska Fishing

With 90% of our business being repeat customers, it’s easy to see that we are the best charter to call when you’re looking for a great experience. When you board the Kimshan, you can fish comfortably knowing that Captain Cody is knowledgeable in both Halibut Fishing and King Salmon fishing in Alaska. The best part of all is after a day out on the water, you can come back home and prepare one of these dishes for your family. Click here to book your charter today! Or give us a call at (907) 202-8923 to get started on the adventure of a lifetime!