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Traeger Halibut with Parmesan

Our Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust was SO easy, took just 20 minutes to make, and was easily one of my favorite pieces of halibut I’ve had all year. 

Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

We love halibut, and it is a good thing because we caught a LOT of it this year. 

23, in fact.

One of the good things of having a lot of kids is having a lot of limits, right? Tell that to my 14 freezers currently on-site though.

It means we never have a shortage of fresh fish and seafood, but this was the first year we’ve been so successful with Halibut.

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Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

Halibut fishing off the Washington coast

Jeremiah and the boys do a lot of fishing off the Washington coast. There’s a spot near to Cape Flattery called the Garbage Dump that’s popular with the local (and not so local) anglers. There were also some pulled out of Pillar Point, Sekiu, Table Top, Slip Point, Point Anderson, and Umatilla Reef.

The video below is NOT from a trip that we caught any halibut on, but it is in the same general area and includes some of the most beautiful scenery that I’ve ever seen, so maybe you’ll want to see it too.

Also, check out our gallery with all of our halibut pictures!

Life Currents Blog

This recipe comes to you from the Life Currents blog, from Debi Wayland. 

Debi might not know this, but her Facebook posts are one of my favorite things about Facebook right now. 

She’s always out exploring nature, sharing photos and information about what she’s shooting, and making witty observations about the world.

Debi lives in California and is really dedicated to healthy eating. After being a vegetarian for a long time, she’s branched out a bit into fish and seafood and I could not be happier because it brought to me this awesome Parmesan Baked Halibut recipe.

She’s doing the “staycation” right, during the craziness that 2020 has brought us, and following along virtually on her adventures has definitely brightened my day, on more than one occasion.

Make sure to check out her No-Knead Parmesan Rosemary Bread and these Smoked Garlic Almonds!

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Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

Freaky Friday Recipes

This recipe is a part of the Freaky Friday Recipe Swap that is organized by the talented and wonderful Michaela, from An Affair From the Heart. She’s one of my favoriteeeeee people that I’ve met in the blogging world.

Back when travel was still a thing, I made my first ever trip to Nebraska to spend a few days with her and her blogging crew to talk all things blogging, learn what a Runza is and why I needed them in my life (and on my Blackstone), and to sing crazy karaoke songs in random Omaha beer bars with lots of college kids hanging out on a random weekday night. 

Her Salisbury Steak Meatballs are at the top of my “must make” list this fall.

This job is crazy and fun sometimes.

Take a look at all of our 2020 Freaky Friday Fall Edition Recipes:

  1. An Affair from the Heart – Instant Pot Chicken & Rice Soup
  2. Sugar Dish Me – Whipped Shortbread Cookies
  3. Take Two Tapas –  Pork Tenderloin Sliders
  4. An Affair from the Heart – Honey Corn Bread
  5. Aunt Bee’s Recipes –  Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars
  6. Devour Dinner – Instant Pot French Onion Meatballs
  7. House of Nash Eats – Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
  8. Lemoine Family Kitchen – Turkey Cranberry Sliders
  9. Life Currents – Cheesy Shrimp Dip
  10. Life, Love & Good Food – Lemon Garlic Smashed Potatoes
  11. The Foodie Affair – Easy Greek Style Cauliflower Rice Salad
  12. The Speckled Palate – Upside Down Cranberry Cake
  13. West Via Midwest – Hawaiian Pulled Pork (Kalua Pork Recipe)

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Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

How to make Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

Halibut is an easy fish to cook well, and this recipe is so simple – you’re going to freak out. 

  1. Preheat your pellet grill to 375°.
  2. Throw the Halibut on some parchment paper.
  3. Mix the topping. Spread it over the fish.
  4. Toss it in the Traeger and grill it.
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Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

Grilled Parmesan-Crusted Halibut shopping list

  • Parmesan
  • Butter
  • Halibut
  • Mayo
  • Sour Cream
  • Chives
Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

Can you cook this in an oven?

You sure can! In fact, Debi’s recipe is developed for the oven. If you don’t have a pellet grill, don’t let that stop you from enjoying this recipe. 

This soup would be great with Bread Sticks!

Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

Do you have to use halibut?

Nope! Any firm white fish would work with this recipe, so get crazy. I’d use this for walleye, cod, grouper, or haddock too.

What else could you serve with Traeger Grilled Halibut

Lots of things!

First, I always love doing green salads with fish, and I think my Greek Salad would be perfect for this.

Another dish that is perfect with this fish is a wild rice pilaf.

If you are in more of a potato mood, I’d recommend my Traeger Smashed Potatoes.

Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust
Yield: 6 servings

Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

Traeger Halibut with Parmesan Crust

This simple recipe uses fresh halibut and a simple parmesan topping that turns into the best crust! Easy to put together, delicious to eat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
  • ¼ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 pounds skinless halibut fillets


  1. Preheat your pellet grill to 375° following factory directions.
  2. Cover a grill-safe baking sheet with parchment paper, and place the halibut on top.
  3. Mix together the topping ingredients and spread evenly across the skinless halibut filets.
  4. Grill for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Broil for 1-2 minutes if desired to brown the parmesan crust.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 350mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Thursday 29th of July 2021

Hi! So we just put the entire sheet Pan covered in parchment right on the grill grates right? Some other recipes I’ve read say that air needs to flow to the bottom of the fish for it to cook properly. Thank you!

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 29th of July 2021

Yup! I don't think it would hurt to have the fish up on a rack, but it didn't cause any issues with this recipe to cook it on the parchment.

Amy Nash

Friday 23rd of October 2020

This halibut was absolutely fantastic! I had my doubts about the cheesy mayo topping, but it was so, so good! Definitely making this one again.

Brandi Burgess

Friday 23rd of October 2020

Love that creamy Parmesan topping!!!!!

Jennifer Stewart

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

I don't think I can ever eat halibut any other way now! You have ruined me for life! LOL!


Monday 19th of October 2020

The flavors are just perfect!! Such an easy meal to throw together. Thanks for sharing it! And those fishing photos- amazing!! What a fun experience!

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