Simple Baked Halibut with Fresh Salsa and Olives10:00 AM
This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I love fish! Living in Nebraska, however, I don't get the opportunity to have fresh fish very often. Fortunately, my grocer's freezer section is stocked full of assorted varieties of healthy whitefish that is wild-caught from the waters of Alaska! I was able to use one of my favorite fish cuts in a delicious and healthy New Year's dish.
Simple Baked Halibut with Fresh Salsa and Olives
- 2 fillets of wild-caught Alaska halibut (check for the logo or ask your fishmonger for help)
- 2 tablespoons melted ghee
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- dash of salt
- dash of pepper
- 1 medium red ripe tomato, diced
- 2 teaspoons raw white onion, finely diced
- 1/2 teaspoon small jalepeno or other hot pepper (use green peppers if you don't like it hot)
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
- 1/2 clove fresh garlic (diced)
- 1/2 teaspoon lime or lemon juice
- dash salt
- dash pepper
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the halibut by placing it skin-side down in a small, greased glass baking dish. Mix the ghee, 2 cloves garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then smear over the top of each filet.
Bake, uncovered for 12-15 minutes, or until fully cooked. (You can test with a fork by checking to see in the middle is flaky and hot!)
While the fish is cooking, you can make the salsa by combining the salsa ingredients in a small bowl. If you want the flavors to have more time to develop, you can make the salsa up an hour before you bake the fish and store in the fridge.
Place onto a serving plate. Top with the salsa and sliced black olives. I like to add a side salad to this dish!
Remember to #AskForAlaska the next time you shop for fish at your store!