Cornmeal and Pear-Crusted Halibut – We Heart Local BC

Cornmeal and Pear-Crusted Halibut

Cornmeal And Pear-Crusted Halibut

Submitted by: BC Tree Fruits


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds (500–750 g) fresh halibut fillets
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cornmeal
  • 1 large (50 g) egg
  • 1/4 cup (80 mL) milk
  • 2 pears, cut in quarters, remove seeds and slice thinly
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice


  • As soon as pears have been sliced, mix in fresh lemon juice and set aside.
  • Coat fish with cornmeal and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Combine the egg and milk. Drizzle over top of fillets.
  • Arrange the slices of pear on top of the fish, overlapping the slices so they resemble fish scales.
  • Bake at 450° F (250° C) for 20 minutes or until desired doneness. Fish should be opaque and flake easily.
  • Serve with your favourite fruit puree or sauce.

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