Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baked California Halibut with Lemon Vinaigrette

I came up with this baked fish recipe when the hottest part of the day was a perfect 72*, but this morning I forgot to check the weather report and ended up baking this fish with the AC blasting! Oops!! California halibut is a much more delicate fish than Alaskan and falls apart extremely easily on the grill. I recommend only the best of grill masters try this one on the outdoor grill. I’ve tried this type of halibut both off the grill and out of the oven and it is very tasty both ways, but I think baking is the way to go here. I like to buy the living herbs at my local Henry’s Market and the intensity of those herbs are much less than the ‘regular’ kind of fresh herbs that you get at the grocery store. If you’re using traditional fresh herbs, you may want to reduce the amount of rosemary as it can be quite potent. Serve with steamed brown rice and a garden salad.

What You Need:

1 lb wild caught California halibut fillet, rinsed and patted dry
1 Tbs fresh thyme, minced
1 Tbs fresh rosemary, minced
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
4 thin slices of lemon
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

For the Vinaigrette:
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ a lemon
1/8 tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

What To Do:

Heat oven to 350*. Brush both sides of the fish with oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with herbs and place lemon slices evenly over the fillet.

Bake fish for 12-15 minutes, or until flakes in the thickest part.

Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.

Serves 3

Bon Appétit!


Mary (A Merry Life) said...

Ooo! Love it! Halibut is one of my favorite types of fish! :)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

Mine too Mary! That and salmon are my two most favorite.

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

Just found your blog. I love the gorgeous pictures and the step by step pics. The fish sounds delicate and fresh. :)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

Hi Elina - Thanks for taking the time to comment! I agree with your observation, the fish was very delicate and fresh tasting. Sometimes the most simple things made with high quality/ fresh ingredients tastes the best. - Mary

Kiki said...

I realize this post is over a year + old. I goggled California Halibut and your recipe came up on the first page. I made this last night for my family and we all loved it! Thank you!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Kiki: I'm so glad you enjoyed it !! Page 1 of a google search for CA halibut ? That's sweet ! :0)