Fish is such a fast protein to cook, so it was a time crunch that inspired this Pan Fried Wild-Caught Halibut!

Remember to avoid fish that are higher in mercury. See the Natural Resources Defense Council for mercury levels in fish.

Pan Fried Wild-Caught Halibut with Fresh Rosemary and Thyme

Pan Fried Wild-Caught Halibut with Fresh Rosemary and Thyme




  • 2 4-6 ounce halibut filets
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt divided
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp animal fat or coconut oil


  1. Place each halibut filet in a separate BPA-free zip lock bag.
  2. In each bag add 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 sprigs rosemary, 3 sprigs thyme, 1 clove minced garlic, ½ minced ginger, ¼ teaspoon salt, and half the juice from 1 lemon. Set aside for about 20 minutes.
  3. Heat large pan with coconut oil over high heat. Place halibut filets on hot pan (reserve leftover contents in bags) and cook about 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and pour remaining oil and herbs from bags on top of the fish.
  5. Flip filet and cook about 5 minutes on each side on medium until flakey.
  6. Spoon oil and herbs from pan on top of each filet while cooking.