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One Pan Halibut with Lemon Chive Pistou

Pan seared halibut feels special when topped with lemon chive pistou and served along side tomatoes on the vine
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Dinner for Two, Pan Seared Halibut
Servings: 2


  • 2 halibut fillets about 1 inch thick
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 bunch Campari tomatoes on the vine
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp. butter

Lemon Chive Pistou

  • 1 tbsp. fresh chives minced
  • 3 tbsp. smoked olive oil can sub regular olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 generous pinch salt
  • 1/2 lemon juiced and zested


  • Make the Lemon Chive Pistou by combing chives, olive oil, garlic, salt, lemon juice and zest. Set aside until ready to serve.
  • Heat a large heavy bottom pan over medium high heat. Add olive oil and swirl. Pat halibut fillets dry with a paper towel, then season lightly with salt and pepper. Place fillets in middle on pan with space between them.
  • Sear halibut fillets until they turn opaque half way up the thickness of the fillet. This should take about 3 minutes on a 1 inch thick fillet. Flip over. Add tomatoes, still on the vine, wine, garlic and then butter. Cook for another 3 minutes or until completely opaque.
  • Remove from pan and plate with tomatoes on the vine. Spoon Lemon Chive Pistou over the top.