September 17, 2010
I've never been a fan of fish unless it was lobster, crab or shrimp. A few years ago, our youngest daughter learned how to poach salmon, talked me in to trying it and converted me. Now I'm trying to branch out a bit more and this easy way of baking fish is really great.
2 - 6 oz. Halibut filets (or your favorite fish like cod, turbot or red snapper)
1/2 shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 chopped tomato
1/2 lemon (squeeze a bit over each piece and reserve the other half for use at the table)
4 T. water
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place each piece of fish on a large square of aluminum foil along with 2 tablespoons of water to create steam. Top with shallot, garlic, thyme, tomato, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Wrap the foil into a pouch, place on a baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes. Serve with steamed vegetables.
A little squirt of lemon over the top of the baked fish finished it off nicely; it was so juicy and not the least bit fishy tasting. Plus it's a healthy meal. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!