Simple Baked Halibut with Bacon Herb Butter


  • 3-4 pieces halibut, 4-6 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 14 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 slices bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked until crisp
  • 4 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oven to 375*F.  
  2. Place halibut on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Sprinkle with olive oil and lemon juice then season with cayenne pepper and salt and pepper.  
  3. Bake 15-20 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily.  
  4. Meanwhile, mix together butter, bacon, parsley, basil, garlic powder, and salt in small bowl with spoon until well combined.  
  5. Top cooked fish with butter and serve.  


I’ve been trawling a lot of Paleo blogs recently since the recipes they have are in line with the way I want to be eating and this was a gem that I found on PaleoOMG.  This butter was fantastic and would go with many things - I think we tried some of the leftovers on skirt steak a few days later.