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Simple Baked Halibut with Fresh Salsa and Olives

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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.


Have you tried Alaska seafood lately? See the delicious dish we made using wild-caught halibut. This simple baked fish is topped with fresh salsa and olives!


Halibut is a firm but flaky fish with a sweet and light flavor. It's not "fishy" at all, and pairs will with delicate sauces, spices, and marinades! It's the perfect choice for this recipe. I'm sure you'll love it, too!

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Simple Baked Halibut with Fresh Salsa and Olives


To make this dish, you'll need the following ingredients to serve two people:

For the fish:
  • 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
For the salsa:

  • 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
You'll also need 10 black olives, sliced.


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.

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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!

Have you tried Alaska seafood lately? See the delicious dish we made using wild-caught halibut. This simple baked fish is topped with fresh salsa and olives!


Get additional recipe ideas at www.wildalaskaseafood.com. You'll also get cooking tips, and more fun facts about Alaska seafood. (Such as how it is the source of more than 90% of the wild halibut and salmon harvested in the U.S.!) You can also get additional inspiration by liking them on Facebook, following them on Twitter, following them on Pinterest, and on Instagram.

Remember to #AskForAlaska the next time you shop for fish at your store! 
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