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Halibut with lemon butter

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. Score the fish with a sharp knife and marinate in the lemon juice for about 15 minutes.

  2. Drain, reserving the lemon juice, and dry with kitchen towels.

  3. Melt 75g/3oz butter in a large frying pan, making sure the heat is gentle and the butter doesn't burn.

  4. Cook the fish in the butter for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.

  5. Increase the heat and pour in the lemon juice from the marinade; allow to bubble and evaporate slightly.

  6. Add the remaining butter to thicken the sauce.

  7. Serve immediately.


  • 4 halibut chunks, weighing approx. 200g/7¼oz each
  • 2 lemons, juice only
  • 110g/4 oz butter
  • salt

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