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Herb Crusted Halibut

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This dish for Herb Crusted Halibut is a delicious way to up your dinner game since it perfectly captures the essence of the Mediterranean diet. This meal, which is bursting with aromas of fresh herbs, tangy lemon, and the rich perfume of olives, is a nutritional powerhouse as well as a gourmet treat. Now let’s explore how to make this mouthwatering dish in the convenience of your own home.

How To Prepare Crusted Halibut

Step 1: Get ready and Prepare

Set your oven’s temperature to 400°F (204°C) to start. Use a paper towel to gently wipe dry the halibut, or any other favorite white fish, while the oven preheats. By doing this step, you can make sure the fish cooks through and has a delicious texture.

Step 2: Add Some Spice.

To make a tasty fish rub, combine olive oil, mineral salt, cracked pepper, smoked paprika, and fresh lemon juice in a small dish. Make sure the seasoning is distributed evenly throughout the fish by gently massaging this rub onto its surface.

Step 3: Herb Crust

Mince the parsley, cilantro, garlic cloves, Kalamata olives, and fresh ginger finely on a chopping board. A food processor can be used as an alternative to get a smooth paste-like consistency. To make the herb crust, mix these ingredients with lemon juice, olive oil, and capers. Dip the seasoned fish completely in this mixture, spreading it thinly.

Step 4: Bake to Perfection

Carefully place the prepared fish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the flesh appears flaky and opaque. The herb crust will form a delightful golden crust, infusing the fish with irresistible flavor.

Step 5: Crispy Capers

While the fish is baking, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and lightly coat it with oil spray. Add the capers to the skillet and sauté them until they become crispy and golden brown, adding a delightful crunch to the dish.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Once the fish is cooked to perfection, remove it from the oven and top it with the crispy capers. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a sprinkle of parsley for an added burst of freshness. Serve the herb crusted halibut immediately while it’s hot and enjoy the symphony of flavors and textures.

Storage Tips

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the cooked fish for up to 2 months, ensuring you always have a delicious and convenient meal on hand.

Indulge in the irresistible flavors of this Herb Crusted Halibut, a culinary masterpiece that celebrates the vibrant ingredients and healthy principles of the Mediterranean diet. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or treating yourself to a special meal, this recipe is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

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Herb Crusted Halibut

Ingredients

8 Servings
Serving Size:207g
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 3lb halibut (or white fish)
Fish Rub
  • 1.5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mineral salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
Fish crust
  • 1/3 cup parsley
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons capers, drained
  • spray oil
Garnish
  • fresh lemon

Steps

Step 1

Set oven to 400F /204C.

Step 2

Pat the fish dry with a paper towel.

Season fish with the ingredients in “fish rub,” gently rubbing all over the top of the fish.

Step 3

Using a cutting board and a sharp knife, mince all the ingredients for the “fish crust.”  Alternatively, place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until a fine or spreadable paste has formed.

Rub the paste on top of the fish.

Step 4

Place the fish in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until it has cooked through and the flesh is flaky white.

Step 5

While the fish is baking, set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat and once hot, spray with oil.  Add the capers and saute until seared and crispy/crunchy, about 6 – 8 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the fish from the oven, top with the crispy capers, and garnish with lemon (or your choice of a fresh herb like parsley).

Enjoy immediately while hot.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 – 4 days, or up to 2 months in the freezer.

Herb Crusted Halibut

Kevin Curry


Prep 10min
Cook 25min
Total 35min

Category Seafood
# of servings8
Calories 230

  • 3lb halibut (or white fish)
Fish Rub
  • 1.5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mineral salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
Fish crust
  • 1/3 cup parsley
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons capers, drained
  • spray oil
Garnish
  • fresh lemon

  1. Set oven to 400F /204C.

  2. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel.

    Season fish with the ingredients in “fish rub,” gently rubbing all over the top of the fish.

  3. Using a cutting board and a sharp knife, mince all the ingredients for the “fish crust.”  Alternatively, place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until a fine or spreadable paste has formed.

    Rub the paste on top of the fish.

  4. Place the fish in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until it has cooked through and the flesh is flaky white.

  5. While the fish is baking, set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat and once hot, spray with oil.  Add the capers and saute until seared and crispy/crunchy, about 6 – 8 minutes.

  6. Remove the fish from the oven, top with the crispy capers, and garnish with lemon (or your choice of a fresh herb like parsley).

    Enjoy immediately while hot.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 – 4 days, or up to 2 months in the freezer.


Nutrition per serving

Calories230cal
Protein32g
Fats9g
Carbs3g
Sodium420mg
Fiber1g
5.0
(Based on 1 reviews)

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  1. Apr 04 2024

    I mostly stick with Salmon and shrimp when preparing seafood dishes but this has broadened my pescatarian pallet! It’s easy and has a very elevated flavor profile. Would make a great date night dish.

Details

Prep 10min
Cook 25min
Total 35min
# of servings8
Serving Size:207g

Nutrition per serving

Calories230cal
Protein32g
Fats9g
Carbs3g
Sodium420mg
Fiber1g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!