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Lemon & Herb Halibut Recipe

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 134
Protein 25g
Fat 2g
Carbs g2
Total Time 15 minutes

Here’s a quick and easy halibut recipe for meal prep. When the budget allows, I enjoy incorporating fresh halibut into my diet. It’s less fishy, very fleshy, succulent and satisfying. It does not dry out quickly like other white fish such as cod.

Pair this with a complex carbohydrate like sweet potato or yam, or pile on some mashed avocado for a high energy treat.
For this recipe, we are using raw wild halibut or you can buy wild cod. Halibut is one of my favorite fish. I love making this recipe on special occasions or when I’m expecting guests.
When you are buying the halibut ask to smell it, because it should have to smell fishy or oceany, and that’s how you know if it’s a really good piece of fish.
When I’m preparing halibut fillets, I’m gently massaging the seasonings into the flesh.

I’m using garlic and onion powder, cumin, lemon zest, oregano, sea salt and cracked pepper. It’s a great combo for the baked halibut. If you like, you can place thin lemon slices on top. Some people make butter sauce but we want a low calorie recipe.
This fish is very easy to prepare. Bake the fish in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until it’s completely white. Then place the oven on broil for no more than 2 minutes to brown, sear the top. You will love the taste of seared halibut.

Make sure you don’t overcook and dry out the fish. It takes less longer to cook than chicken or beef. So, it is important to monitor your fish while it cooks.
Season with some salt and pepper. If you like, squeeze fresh lemon juice on the top.
Be sure to share this recipe with all of your friends and family. That’s all for now, fit foodies!

Pair this with a complex carbohydrate like sweet potato or yam, or pile on some mashed avocado for a high energy treat.

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Lemon & Herb Halibut Recipe

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 1 1/2 lb raw wild halibut
    • Substitutes: wild cod
  • spray olive oil
  •  Seasonings
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped (or your favorite herb)
    • one teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
Steps

Steps:

  1. Set oven to 400F.
  2. Place the halibut on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. Spray the fillet with a little oil then add the seasonings.  Gently massage the seasonings into the flesh.  If desired, place thin lemon slices on top.
  4. Bake in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until the fish is completely white, then place the oven on broil for no more than 2 minutes to brown/sear the top.  Remember, it doesn’t take fish as long to cook as chicken or beef and the risk of over cooking and drying it out is a real possibility, so it is important to monitor your fish while it cooks.
  5. Season to taste with sea salt, pepper and fresh lemon juice.

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Calories
134
Protein
25g
Fat
2g
Carbs
g2
Sodium
Fiber
1g
Sugar
0g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.