soy halibut recipe

Soy Ginger Marinade Pan Seared Halibut Recipe

If you love big flavors then this Soy Ginger Marinade Pan Seared halibut Recipe with a side of braised bok choy is beyond delicious!
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 414kcal
Author Chef Billy Parisi


For the Halibut:

  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of finely grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh green onions
  • 2 tablespoon of white miso paste
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • ½ cup of sesame oil or any other neutral oil + 1 tablespoon for cooking
  • 2 ½ pounds of fresh Wild Caught Alaska halibut skin removed and cut into 6 equal sized portions

For the Bok Choy:

  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 seeded and thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 finely minced clove of garlic
  • 1 cup of shiitake mushrooms stems removed
  • 6 heads of baby bok choy cut in half long ways
  • ¼ cup of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • sea salt to taste
  • recipe for the sweet noodles you can use soba or udon


  • Halibut: Add the garlic, ginger, green onions, miso paste, soy sauce and oil to a boil and whisk until combined. Submerge the fish into the marinade or pour it into a plastic bag and add the fish. Note: I prefer the bag.
  • Marinate the fish for at least 2 hours or overnight. Remove from the marinade and discard it.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to a large sauté pan over medium high heat and once it begins to lightly smoke, add in the Alaska halibut and then turn the heat down to medium.
  • Sear the fish for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned and then flip it over and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked throughout. Note: You can baste the fish after flipping it with the pan drippings.
  • Add green onions to the top of the fish as an optional garnish.
  • Bok Choy: Add the sesame oil to a large wok over high heat and then add in the peppers, garlic and mushrooms and cook for 1 to 2 minutes before adding in the bok choy. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes and then add in the chicken stock, soy sauce and salt.
  • Serve the fish alongside of the bok choy and optional noodles recipe.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1307mg | Potassium: 1034mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5796IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 2mg