Baja Style Roasted Halibut

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Baja Style Roasted Halibut

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Halibut is a wonderful fish that is mild-tasting and goes so well with all sorts of herbs and sauces. Tonight we made it with a Mexican flair and it was a huge hit!  This Baja Style Roasted Halibut may be your next “wow” dish for company.  It is simple to prepare, and most ingredients are on hand.

Costco sells frozen Halibut for $36 for 5 pieces, each about 5-7 ounces.  While that may seem expensive, around $7.5 per person, this amazing main course dish is much more affordable than at a fancy restaurant.  This same piece of fish at a fine restaurant would cost upwards of $35 each.  Alternatively, this recipe would work well with Mahi Mahi, Sea Bass or Cod.  Some of these are less expensive and are delicious, too.

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Add this terrific and slightly spicy “salsa” over the fish, and serve it with slaw, or a tossed salad and maybe a simple vegetable and you will make it over and over again!

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Baja Style Roasted Halibuy
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Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 5-ounce pieces of Halibut
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of red onion
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 8 rounds
    For the Salsa:
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup shallot, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ⅓-1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeded and chopped, optional
Instructions
  1. Thaw the fish if frozen and pat dry with paper towels. Keep the fish refrigerated until ready to cook.
    Prepare a baking sheet:
  2. Place a layer of parchment on a baking sheet. Lay the red onion slices and the lemon slices on the parchment.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400.
  4. When ready to roast, drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper all over the fish. Lay the fish on top of the onions and lemons. Place in the oven for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and discard the parchment. Replace the fish on the baking sheet and return to the oven. Adjust the oven temperature to broil and cook for 2 minutes more. Serve with the dressing.
    Prepare the salsa while the fish cooks.:
  5. Place all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Allow this to sit for at least 15 minutes.
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