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Baked Halibut with Mint Salsa

Your mother-in-law will think you've been taking gourmet cooking lessons.

Part One: Salsa Preparation

  • Grate rind from one lemon.
  • Remove the seeds and dice the lemon as fine as possible.
  • Add 1 small diced red onion.
  • Add a handful or more of diced fresh mint leaves.
  • Add a few chilli flakes if you want a bit of spice in it.
  • Add quarter cup of white sugar, stir in.
  • Taste: should be nicely sweet and tart, not too much of either.
  • Serves 2-3, double everything if you want more.

Part Two: Halibut Cooking

  • Ideally remove skin from halibut (get knife between skin and meat, then pull knife along skin with pressure downward beneath the meat at a 45 degree angle, knife will slip between skin and meat without cutting into the meat). But don't worry if too much hassle!
  • Press lemon pepper and sea salt into both sides of halibut. In a hot oiled frying pan, sear the halibut 1 minute each side. You may fry some diced garlic with it if you like.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350, put halibut in for 10 minutes or so, depending on thickness - don't overcook, as there's nothing worse than dried out halibut! You'll know it is ready when it flakes with a fork and is still juicy inside. It will cook outside the oven for a minute or two, so be cautious about putting it back in oven.
Add salsa onto halibut and serve. Proudly accept guests' compliments.


"Fishing Sooke .ca" thanks Kevin Arndt for providing this excellent recipe.

Baked Halibut with Mint Salsa

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