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Baked halibut sits atop a classic Mexican sauce in the main dish, Halibut Veracruz. Top fillets with sliced avocado, lime juice, and parsley.

Recipe by Health January 2012


Credit: Jonny Valiant

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet, 1/2 cup sauce, and garnish)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place vegetable oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, jalapeño, and wine. Reduce sauce to 1/3 cup (12–15 minutes). Meanwhile, heat olive oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season halibut fillets with salt. Add fish to hot skillet. Cook until undersides brown (2–3 minutes). Flip fish. Bake 10 minutes. Remove sauce from heat; mix in olives. Divide sauce among 4 plates; top with fillets and avocado slices, juice from 1 lime, and chopped parsley or cilantro.


Nutrition Facts

526 calories; fat 26.9g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 14.9g; poly fat 6.6g; protein 45g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 7g; cholesterol 111mg; iron 1mg; sodium 642mg; calcium 49mg.