Recipe: Pan-seared Halibut Fillet from Café Causette’s Festive Menu

Posted on March 5, 2024

A festive feast is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas with your family. Whether you’re a pescatarian or just love everything seafood, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has you covered with one of their star plates from Café Causette’s Festive Menu: the Pan-seared Halibut Fillet. 

Dish: Pan-seared Halibut Fillet, Baby Spinach, Matsubugai, Yuzu Cream Sauce


  • Fillet of Halibut 140g
  • Matsubugai 6pc 40g
  • Baby Spinach 40g
  • Sliced Radish 7g
  • Sliced Fennel 10g
  • Chervil 2g
  • Yuzu Cream Sauce 30g


  1. Season the halibut with salt. Pan-fry on the presentation side for 3-4 minutes until golden. Add a little butter, thyme and baste. Carefully turn over, baste again and put into the oven under 180°C for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Remove the halibut from the pan and damp off the excess fat.
  3. Finish the butter sauce with the yuzu zest and squeeze of yuzu juice & mix.
  4. Place the spinach and sauce in the middle of the plate, lay the halibut on top with a little of maldon sea salt.
  5. Place sautéed matsubugai and fennel salad with chervil on the top.

Café Causette’s Festive Lunch & Dinner Menu is available from 1-23, 27-30 December 2021 and 1-2 January 2022, 31 December 2021 (lunch). 2-Course Set HK$498, 3-Course Set HK$598. They also have Christmas Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea Menus. For more information, check 

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