September 17, 2010

What's Cookin' - Baked Halibut

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.

Baked Halibut
serves 2

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
Aluminum foil

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!


Baby Sister said...

I normally love your cooking blogs...and for fish that looks pretty good. But bleh. I just can't do fish.

Kathleen said...

Sounds and look yummy. Halibut is one of my favorite fish!

Joann Mannix said...

I don't cook fish, the rare times I cook, that is.

I don't really like fish that much, either. I just eat it for the omegas and all that fun stuff.

But I will tell you that in Mexico, I had some of the most delicious fish I've ever had.

And your halibut looks just as good.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I never cook fish but I do eat it out all the time. I should try this at home. Thank you.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Yum, so easy and it looks delicious! I love halibut.

Carol said...

This was the first thing I taught my daughter to cook, not exactly like yours but fish in the little foil packets. Always delicious! And minimal cleanup- even better

Tightwad Mom said...

Looks good enough to eat! I am the only fish fan at my house. This looks tempting, though.