Seared Halibut with Blueberries

Two seared halibut fillets with fresh blueberries & sliced red onions

  • Preparation Time: 2 hours
  • Cook time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Cane Sugar
  • 1 (2-inch) Cinnamon Stick
  • Kosher Salt and fresh ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup fresh Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced Red Onion
  • 4 (6 to 8 ounce) Alaska Halibut Fillets, fresh or thawed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Microgreen Herbsives


Stir together 1/3 cup water, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer stirring until sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in blueberries and onion. Let stand until completely cooled, about 2 hours. If desired, cover and chill until ready to use, up to 1 week.

Pat the halibut fillets dry with clean paper towels. Sprinkle fillets evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat until hot; add oil swirling to coat. Add fillets and cook until golden brown on one side, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and cook until golden and just cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Arrange fillets on a serving dish. Using a slotted spoon, top fillets with desired amount of blueberry mixture. Sprinkle with microgreens. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)