Baked Marinated Halibut Fillets

Why I love this: Halibut is high in brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, plus it’s a great source of essential vitamins and minerals including magnesium, selenium, phosphorous, and vitamin B. As for taste, halibut is a tender and neutral white fish that is delicious when paired with this flavorful marinade. You can pair this dish with roasted vegetables like cauliflower and carrots or over an abundant pile of fresh or sautéed greens (my personal favorite!)

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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 small garlic cloves, peeled and minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 4 6-ounce halibut fillets, skin removed

  • Chopped parsley, for garnish, optional

Preparation

In a large sealable plastic bag, combine the 6 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add fish, seal bag, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place one sheet of parchment paper in a baking pan or dish. Place the halibut on the parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the fish from the oven and turn the heat up to broil. Put the fish back in the oven, under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic.

Allow the fish to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.