Halibut with Sesame and Cilantro

Halibut is a favourite of mine for its firm meat and slightly sweet flavour. Plus, it's a lean source of protein and an excellent source of vitamin D, potassium and selenium. Use this recipe for any white fish, though.  

Halibut with Sesame and Cilantro


Quantity Ingredients
3 tbsp / 50 ml finely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup / 50 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp/ 10 ml sesame oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
freshly ground pepper, to taste
4-4 ounce (120 g) halbut fillets


In a shallow dish, combine cilantro, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic and pepper. Add halibut; marinate for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Arrange halibut on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; drizzle with marinade. Bake, uncovered, for 12 to 16 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Per one 4 ounces (120 g) fillet:
Calories 145
Cholesterol 42
Carbohydrates 1
Fiber 0
Protein 24
Fat 4
Saturated Fat 1
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 68

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen