Pistachio Encrusted Halibut

Contributed by: Chef Chris Tzorin

Pistachio Encrusted Halibut

Recipe type: Yield: 4 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Pistachio Encrusted Halibut taste great. From dinner recipes, budget menus and healthy diet selections, you’ll easily find any recipe you need.


1 C Chopped pistachios
1 C Coarse breadcrumbs
1/2 t Kosher salt
1/8 t Freshly ground black pepper
2 Eggs – beaten
1/2 C All-purpose flour
4 Skinless fillets halibut – 5 oz each
1/4 C Extra virgin olive oil

Papaya Relish
1 Large papaya
1/4 Red bell pepper – coarsely chopped
1/4 Green bell pepper – coarsely chopped
1 Jalapeno pepper – seeded and minced
2 T Chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 t Fresh lime juice
1 1/2 t Orange juice
1/2 t Red pepper flakes


  1. Fish
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pistachios, bread crumbs, salt and pepper together in a shallow baking dish, stir to combine.
  3. Place eggs in dish and flour in another dish.
  4. Take each portion of halibut and dredge only the top side in flour, then eggs, then pistachio/bread crumb mixture, being careful to dredge the top side only.
  5. Heat olive oil in a saute pan to medium heat. Place breaded side of fish in hot oil and sear until golden brown; approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Flip fish gently so breaded side of fish is on top, and finish in oven for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Papaya Relish
  8. Peel, split, and seed papaya; chop coarsely.
  9. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.
  10. Serve over grilled fish such as ahi tuna, swordfish; also grilled chicken.

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