Hazelnut-Crusted Halibut with Apple Salsa

Hazelnut-Crusted Halibut with Apple SalsaRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell
Serves 4


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3/4 cup toasted, skinned hazelnuts
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
4 Pacific halibut fillets, about 6 oz. each
3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
3 tablespoons roasted hazelnut oil
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 3/4 cups chopped apple such as Fuji
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus leaves for garnish
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of cayenne


Total: 40 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 425°. Make crust: Whirl ingredients in a food processor until nuts are finely chopped.

2. Make fish: Brush halibut with butter, pat nut mixture all over fish, and set on a greased baking sheet. Cook just until fish is opaque in center, 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Make salsa: Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium-low heat, add shallots and apple, and cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes; remove from heat. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and remaining ingredients; stir into apple mixture. Serve halibut with apple salsa and sprinkle with a little more thyme.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

August 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 495
Caloriesfromfat 63 %
Protein 35 g
Fat 35 g
Satfat 7.9 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Sodium 456 mg
Cholesterol 106 mg