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 thoughts on “Baked halibut”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. 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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