This Bulgarian dish is found throughout Eastern Europe, but outside Bulgaria, sour cream, rather than yogurt, is used.

See Chef's notes below

Halibut with yoghurt
Servings:Serves 4 See Chef's notes below
Calories per serving:723
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:19th January 2013

Best recipe review

Strange, but true.


Sounds really odd this combination but it was really good.

The Judge


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F - gas 4)


  1. Dust the fish with flour and season.
  2. Pour the butter into a casserole or baking dish and arrange the fish pieces on the bottom.
  3. Then add the egg slices and mushrooms and sprinkle with the paprika.
  4. Mix the cheese with the yogurt and spoon it into the dish.
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 30 minutes or until the halibut flakes easily.

Serving suggestions

Serve with boiled potatoes and a green salad.

This was absolutely outstanding with spaghetti and Grapefruit salsa.


Halibut is quite expensive so you could used hake, monkfish, cod or basa instead.

My Variations

For the following reasons, my version of this recipe varies considerably from the original recipe. Quantities show are for 4 people:

I halved the fish quantity because I felt that 250g per person was excessive especially as the other ingredients are quite rich. Basa is now my fish of choice. It is sustainable, firm fleshed, has a good flavour and is extremely economical (£8.00 per kg).

I increased the volume of mushrooms because I like them. I Used Sour cream and more cheese because I love the flavours and increased the number of eggs to balance the lack of fish and because they were available. I used ghee because I had no butter and made up the required quantity with olive oil to reduce the saturated fat intake.

--Chef 19:32, 8 August 2010 (BST)

Chef's notes

I can confirm that even with half the quantity of fish, there was more fish than we could eat. This dish is really nice, however it is very creamy and heavy. It really needs something acidic to counteract the richness. Although not at all authentic, tonight, the second half of this will be served with pasta and a Grapefruit salsa.

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