A flavorful white, flaky fish covered in crunchy pecans then pan seared to perfection, this pecan crusted halibut is right up your weeknight dinner alley.
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: fish dinner, pan seared fish, pecan crusted fish
5individual portions of halibut
5tablespoonsolive oil, divided
1cupraw pecan pieces
⅓cupfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
Pat halibut fillets dry with paper towel. Thinly coat top of fillets with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Set aside. Process pecans through a food processor until they're somewhere between sand and small pebbles in size.
Combine flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Whisk eggs in another shallow bowl. Combine processed pecans and freshly grated parmesan in a third shallow bowl.
Dredge each fillet first in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Then dip in egg to coat, then place fillet in pecan mixture, pressing pecans onto both sides of the fish and on the sides. Don't be shy about getting pecans to stick all over by using your fingers.
Heat 4 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. When pan is hot, add fillets two at a time. Cook on one side for about 4 minutes (watch that your pecans don't burn), then flip and cook other side for 4 minutes until fish is cooked through. Serve immediately!