Cheese Nut Halibut Recipe with Garlic and Dill

Cheese nut halibut

Cheese Nut Halibut Recipe with Garlic and Dill
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Servings: 6


Cheese nut halibut
Cheese nut halibut

Cheese nut halibut is a delicious and savory dish that combines the flavors of halibut, cheese, and nuts. This recipe is perfect for a special dinner or a gathering with friends and family.


The origins of cheese nut halibut are not clear, but it is a popular dish in many coastal regions where halibut is abundant. The combination of cheese and nuts adds a rich and nutty flavor to the mild and flaky halibut.


How to prepare

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. 2. Take a 13x9x2" baking dish.
  3. 3. Melt 0.5 cup of butter in the baking dish.
  4. 4. Place the Halibut on top of the melted butter and sprinkle with garlic powder and dill.
  5. 5. Spread 1.5 cups of shredded cheese on top of the Halibut.
  6. 6. Garnish with chopped or silvered nuts.
  7. 7. Bake for 45 minutes or until the Halibut can be easily separated with a fork.
  8. 8. Serve to Margie in Juneau, Alaska.


  • Try using different types of cheese, such as Gruyere or Parmesan, for a unique flavor.
  • Substitute the nuts with breadcrumbs for a crunchy topping.
  • Add herbs or spices to the dish for extra flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use fresh halibut for the best flavor and texture.

- Be careful not to overcook the halibut, as it can become dry and tough.

- Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese and nuts to customize the dish to your taste.

Serving Suggestions

Serve cheese nut halibut with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

Cooking Techniques

Baking is the best cooking technique for cheese nut halibut, as it allows the flavors to meld together and the halibut to cook evenly.

Ingredient Substitutions

Butter can be used instead of margarine.

- Any white fish can be used in place of halibut.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the cheese nut halibut ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to bake. This makes it a great option for entertaining.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the cheese nut halibut on a bed of rice or quinoa for an elegant presentation. Garnish with fresh herbs or lemon wedges for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Cheese nut halibut pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. A side of crusty bread or garlic bread is also a great accompaniment.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cheese nut halibut contains approximately 400 calories.


This recipe is low in carbohydrates, making it a great option for those following a low-carb diet.


Cheese nut halibut is a rich dish, with a good amount of fats coming from the cheese and nuts. However, these are healthy fats that can be part of a balanced diet.


Halibut is a great source of protein, making this dish a satisfying and filling meal.

Vitamins and minerals

Halibut is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, vitamin B12, and selenium. The cheese and nuts also provide additional nutrients such as calcium and magnesium.


This recipe contains dairy (cheese) and nuts, so it may not be suitable for those with dairy or nut allergies.


Cheese nut halibut is a nutritious and delicious dish that provides a good balance of fats, proteins, and essential nutrients.


Cheese nut halibut is a flavorful and nutritious dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner. With a rich combination of cheese, nuts, and halibut, this dish is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time is a special one. It was a hot summer day, and I was rummaging through an old box of cookbooks that belonged to my mother. As I flipped through the pages, a yellowed piece of paper fell out and landed at my feet. Curious, I picked it up and saw that it was a handwritten recipe for Cheese Nut Halibut.

I had never heard of this dish before, but the combination of cheese, nuts, and fish intrigued me. I could almost taste the savory flavors in my mouth as I read through the ingredients and instructions. It was like a hidden treasure waiting to be uncovered.

The recipe seemed simple enough, calling for halibut fillets, grated cheese, chopped nuts, breadcrumbs, and a few seasonings. I could imagine the golden brown crust forming on top of the tender fish, creating a perfect harmony of textures and flavors.

I decided to give it a try that very night. I gathered all the ingredients and began to prepare the dish, following the instructions carefully. As the halibut baked in the oven, the aroma of melted cheese and toasted nuts filled the kitchen, making my mouth water in anticipation.

When the timer finally went off, I pulled the Cheese Nut Halibut out of the oven and marveled at its beauty. The crust was perfectly golden and crispy, while the fish underneath was moist and flaky. I couldn't wait to dig in and taste the fruits of my labor.

With the first bite, I knew I had stumbled upon something truly special. The cheese added a rich creaminess to the dish, while the nuts provided a delightful crunch. The flavors melded together in a symphony of tastes that danced on my taste buds.

I couldn't believe that I had never tried this recipe before. It quickly became a favorite in my household, a dish that I would make time and time again for family gatherings and special occasions. Each time I prepared it, I would think back to that hot summer day when I discovered the recipe and how it had changed my culinary repertoire forever.

As the years went by, I would add my own twist to the Cheese Nut Halibut recipe, experimenting with different cheeses and nuts to create new variations. But no matter how I changed it, the dish always brought a sense of comfort and nostalgia to me, reminding me of that fateful day when I found a hidden gem in my mother's old cookbooks.

Now, as I pass on this recipe to my grandchildren, I hope that they will cherish it as much as I have. I hope that they will savor each bite of Cheese Nut Halibut and create their own memories around the dinner table, just as I have done.

And so, the story of how I learned to make Cheese Nut Halibut will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the joys of discovery and the pleasures of sharing good food with loved ones.


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