Easiest Baked Halibut

Grab a couple of halibut fillets and some leafy parsley and let your kitchen staples do the rest of the work. A simple blend of flavors is all you need for a fresh and fulfilling dinner in just 20 minutes.

Photo: Kelly Brisson

By Joanne Lusted

Serves: 2
Hands-on Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 5-oz boneless, skin-on halibut fillets
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Juice 1/2 lemon, divided
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Pinch each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large nonstick baking dish, add halibut skin side down and drizzle with oil.
  3. Top with garlic, lemon zest and 2 tbsp juice and parsley, dividing evenly. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until halibut flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice and serve.

Nutrients per serving (5-oz piece of baked halibut): Calories: 184, Total Fat: 6 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 2 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 0.5 g, Protein: 30 g, Sodium: 138 mg, Cholesterol: 45 mg



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