Baked halibut

baked halibut
While growing up in coastal India, we always had luxury of getting very fresh fish. Though I don’t miss it much, V misses the Sunday fish lunches very much. So last time when we went to buy fish, I remembered a baked fish which I had seen on TV many times. We came home with Halibut (Please do not ask me what is this fish called in one of Indian languages, I have no idea).

This was the first time we tasted this fish and I just made up the recipe from what I remembered watching on Food Network sometime ago. It came out delicious. I served it with fettuccine pasta with white sauce. It made a nice dinner.

Its mostly a method, not an exact recipe, you can change, mix and match ingredients to suit your taste.

Baked Halibut:
Preheat the oven at 300F for about 10mins.
Take the halibut piece on a parchment paper or silver foil.
Season generously with salt and pepper.
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In a bowl, mix together onion, tomato, chopped garlic, chopped black olives, red pepper flakes, chopped jalapeños, red pepper flakes and little salt.
Pile about 2 tbl spns of mixture on the fish piece. Top with few fresh basil leaves.
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Fold the foil/paper over the fish.
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Bake in the hot oven at 300F for about 30-40mins or till the fish is completely cooked.
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Serve with pasta.

15 Comments for “Baked halibut”

says:

Soooo mouth watering! And such a beautiful presentation!
Thank you Shilpa! Lucky V!

M loves the Halibut! it is not as delicate as the others and holds our indian spices well;
She usually includes some crushed garlic and red pepper in the spices. Many a times, we eat simply fish and steamed/grilled vegies! no rice or pasta! ha ha!

says:

Your presentations and photography is part of the appeal. I’ve even started taking pictures of my foo in prep and at the end…just in case I want to publish, myself.
Well done, and I look forward to trying it. Thanks!

Aruna

says:

Would surely like to try this for hubby. Never got Halibut though. As Arun said “fish and steamed/grilled veggies” is a great combo too.

says:

One good looking meal.I also use to make similar kind with lots of sauted veggies, but long time ago, as my DD doesn’t like baked fish so i haven’t made that in a while but now u have reminded me of that so may be next fish dinner is going to be Fish Parcels….that’s what we call it at our house.

says:

Love the simplicity of this recipe. I am from bengal & we are a fish eating lot, but i am so used to fresh water fish that i get nervous trying out anything else. I will have to do this with Tilapia.

Divya Kini

says:

This recipe is of Racheal Ray from 30 mintues meal..i loved it so much..that i had tried long back..the moment i saw it..i was like…wait i remember this so well..here is the link if anyone wants to try it..

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/cod-in-a-sack-with-fennel-and-onion-recipe/index.html

says:

Divya, a similar dish was shown on other shows too – the one I saw was on Giada’s and some other shows too. As I mentioned, what I posted is inspired from multiple TV shows.

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