Wilma’s Ledge Curried Halibut Recipe

Cook this curried halibut in your favorite cast-iron skillet for a quick and easy dinner.

March/April 2018

  • Transfer your cast-iron skillet directly into the oven to finish of this Curried Halibut.
    Photo by Dawn Marie Crocker

Yield: 4 servings

Wilma's Ledge Curried Halibut is named after the underwater ledge where Dawn and her family catch the halibut from their boat.


Starboard Farm spice mix:
• 2 tablespoons dried parsley
• 3 tablespoons paprika
• 2 tablespoons kosher salt
• 2 teaspoons onion powder
• 2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1 teaspoon oregano
• 1 teaspoon thyme

Curried halibut:
• 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko
• 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
• 1 teaspoon Starboard Farm spice mix
• Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed to coat cast-iron skillet
• 2 pounds fresh halibut fillets
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 425 F.

2. To make spice mix: In medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well blended.

3. To make halibut: In medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, curry powder, and spice mix; set aside.

4. On stovetop, heat large cast-iron skillet over high heat and coat with olive oil. Season halibut with salt and pepper on both sides, and add to skillet skin side down. Cook for 4 minutes and turn fillets carefully. Cook an additional 4 minutes and turn again to skin side down.

5. Top fillets with breadcrumb mixture and pour melted butter evenly over breaded fillets.

6. Transfer to oven and bake for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.  

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