5 Ways To Make Halibut Insanely Delicious

Not all fish is white, bland, and tasteless. Turn that fillet into something fantastic with these five recipes.

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Halibut is one of the healthiest, tastiest fish varieties under the sea. The slightly sweet taste of the snow white fish makes it a popular choice. The flavor it brings to your palate is also backed up by its macros. Halibut is lean, coming in at 158 calories per 4-ounce serving, packing 30 grams of protein and 3 grams of healthy fat.

The fat content this fish provides serves up a good dose of essential omega-3 fats which help foster a healthier mind and a leaner body composition while helping ward off a number of potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Have you tried halibut before but found that you're not a fan or the popular flatfish? It all comes down to cooking method. Trust me, when prepared it can be one of the tastiest protein sources you'll eat.

Here are five great ways to serve halibut. Try them out and start including this fish as a dietary staple.

Dijon Mustard Halibut In Parchment Paper

This tangy halibut dish is a fast-and-easy meal that will provide you with a hearty dose of protein. If you're on a lower-carb diet, simply add more vegetables to the bag and forgo the brown rice or quinoa. Feeling indulgent? Consider doubling the sauce.

  1. Blend together the red pepper, garlic, parsley, Dijon mustard, purple onion, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice.
  2. Place fish, sauce, and remaining diced vegetables in a large parchment baking bag.
  3. Bake at 370 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve alongside some brown rice or quinoa.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Recipe yields: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 225
Total Fat 4.5g
Total Carbs 19g
Protein 29.5g

Dijon Mustard Halibut In Parchment Paper PDF (39.1 KB)

Tomato Basil Halibut

This rustic take on halibut is a great dish for a cozy dinner in. The olives provide a good dose of heart-healthy fats while the tomatoes provide plenty of antioxidants to keep you in top health.

  1. Begin by stabbing the sweet potatoes and then baking for 45 minutes until just about finished.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the pepper and onion and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add in the olives, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes along with fish. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Recipe yields: 3 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 407
Total Fat 9g
Total Carbs 49g
Protein 31g

Tomato Basil Halibut PDF (38.1 KB)

Zesty Orange Halibut

This halibut recipe is a great way to keep your calories low while taking the flavor profile of your diet to an all-time high. The addition of the orange zest sets this recipe apart and takes the dish to a whole new level and helps ensure that it is one that you will come to love.

  1. Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger root, and garlic.
  2. In a large parchment bag, combine the vegetables, fish, and sauce.
  3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  4. Once finished, remove and serve on top of a brown rice pilaf.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Recipe yields: 3 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 216
Total Fat 7.6g
Total Carbs 6.7g
Protein 14.3g

Zesty Orange Halibut PDF (39.4 KB)

Cajun Halibut With Corn

This Cajun-style meal is sure to please your taste buds and offer up plenty of antioxidants in the form of corn and salsa. The added cayenne pepper is ideal for people looking to boost their metabolic rate a few hours after consumption since it contains capsaicin—the same lipophilic chemical found in chilli peppers—which offers a nice spike to your metabolic rate.

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sea salt, oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, thyme, and 1 tbsp olive oil. Rub onto the halibut and let sit in the fridge for one hour (or, for more flavor, overnight).
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil and, once it's heated, add halibut fillets, diced onion, garlic, and green pepper.
  3. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, flip, and then cook for another 3-4 minutes on the other side (or until fish flakes easily with a fork).
  4. Top with tomato slices and serve alongside corn and salsa.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Recipe yields: 3 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 348
Total Fat 11.6g
Total Carbs 29g
Protein 30.3g

Cajun Halibut With Corn PDF (83.4 KB)

Coconut Halibut With Green Beans

Pair the muscle-building power of halibut with heart healthy coconut. It's a win-win. In addition to the star protein, you'll get the benefits of coconut, which includes a slight boost to your metabolic rate to give you extra energy as you head into your day.

  1. In a large skillet, cook the garlic, ginger, and coconut oil for about 30-60 seconds.
  2. Add in the coconut milk and curry paste.
  3. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Add fish, sliced red pepper, and carrots. Cook for 4 minutes, flip fish, and then cook for another 2-3 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  5. Remove fish and vegetables from the skillet with a slotted spoon. Allow the sauce to continue to simmer for about 6-8 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Add in lime juice and spoon over the fish.
  7. Top with dried coconut flakes. Serve alongside steamed green beans.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Recipe yields: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 323
Total Fat 15.25g
Total Carbs 17.75g
Protein 29.25g

Coconut Halibut With Green Beans PDF (39.4 KB)

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