Saturday, October 20, 2018


Baked Halibut with Basil Butter

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4 fresh halibut fillets (about 1½ lbs total)

¼ C butter

2 Tbsp packed fresh basil leaves,roughly chopped

1 small garlic clove

3 Tbsp almond meal (ground almonds)

Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set the halibut fillets on top.

Place the butter in a small food processor and add the fresh basil and garlic. Puree until smooth. (Or place the ingredients in a bowl and puree with an immersion blender.)

Dollop 1 teaspoon of basil butter on each halibut fillet and then spread the butter over the surface with a spatula. Refrigerate the rest of the basil butter until ready to serve. Salt and pepper the fillets. Sprinkle roughly 2 teaspoons of ground almond meal over the top of each piece.

Place the baking sheet in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 5 minutes and then set the oven temperature on high broil. Broil the fillets for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the tops are slightly golden. Do not overcook. The tops should be a little crispy, but the inside of each halibut fillet should be moist and flaky. Serve the baked halibut warm with a dollop of basil butter on top.

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