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Alaskan Halibut Lasagna

I use tender, mild halibut that we catch in Cook's Inlet near our home for this delectable white lasagna. Even "meat and potatoes lovers" compliment its great taste. You can substitute cod or chicken for the halibut if you like. -Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds halibut steaks, bones removed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add halibut and thyme. Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove and set aside.
  • Add the remaining butter to the skillet. Stir in flour and salt until smooth; cook and stir until golden brown. Gradually add broth and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of the noodles, halibut, white sauce and cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 499 calories, 29g fat (17g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 538mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Robert
    Jan 15, 2019

    This was for a dinner for 6. everyone enjoyed the meal. I used fresh Halibut steaks my wife and I caught on a trip to Alaska. I used almost 2 lb. of fish. I also took the advise of others and increased the sauce by about 50%. I used a 8 oz. package of shredded mozzarella and a 8 oz. package of shredded parmesan. This was more then recommended but it lent a nice cheesy flavor. This turned out great and everyone loved it. I did think it tasted a little salty. My wife thought it might have been because I used to much cheese. This is a dish I will make again.

  • climbergirl
    Aug 20, 2015

    This recipe was a great way to use extra baked halibut I had. Because it was cooked already, I just flaked the halibut and set it off by itself and then mixed the rest of the ingredients including the butter and thyme that should have been with the halibut.There was not near enough sauce. I should have doubled it. I used regular uncooked lasagna noodles and did my mom's trick of pouring 1/3 cup of water around the edges of the pan before cooking.This recipe was delicious, and I will definitely use it again.

  • DeboraLZ
    Jun 19, 2015

    This was truly outstanding! I did double the sauce and added more lasagna noodles to fill my pan, but next time will only increase the sauce by half.

  • harleyroze
    Nov 4, 2014

    This is to die for!!! I live at Silverlake Washington, instead of using Halibut I use Crappie or Perch, sometimes Bluegill just depends on whats biting, I also add sliced tomato the last 10 minutes of baking ...YUM!!!!!!!

  • JennTats
    Mar 8, 2013

    No comment left

  • cs1977
    Dec 14, 2012

    my one year old couldn't stop saying "MMMM!!!" with every bite! we used Cod because we couldn't get fresh halibut and it was absolutely delicious. and SO EASY TO MAKE!

  • lalg
    Oct 30, 2012

    This is a keeper! Even better the next day.

  • amcrey
    Sep 28, 2012

    Wonderful!! I used halibut the first time and next used a white fish. Was great tasting both times. Even Grandkids liked it.

  • jsgoldn
    Sep 26, 2012

    This Alaskan loved it! Modifications: I use a little less halibut and add 8 oz. imitation crab. The recipe is unclear about the noodles, since half a 16 oz. package is 9 noodles. To adjust for this and make sure there's enough sauce to go around, I use an 11x7 baking dish and use three layers of three noodles each, leaving some sauce and extra cheese to cover the top noodle layer. I've used both Swiss and a half-mozzarella, half-Parmesan mixture--both were good.

  • scrappy16
    Nov 16, 2011

    Outstanding! Better than anything I have tasted in a fine seafood restaurant. I made as directed except I used no bake lasagna noodles and 4 cups of mozerella cheese instead of the 2 cups of swiss. Next time I make it, I think I will use half mozerella and half shredded parmesan cheese. I recommend doubling the recipe for the sauce as it was not enough to finish the layering. I had to make another batch before I could place it in the oven. There were plenty of leftovers to enjoy the next day. This would also make a great potluck dish. Thanks for the recipe.