Thyme- & Sesame-Crusted Pacific Halibut

Thyme- & Sesame-Crusted Pacific Halibut

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From: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

A speedy roast at high heat keeps the halibut moist and succulent, and the savory thyme-sesame-crust adds a distinctive finish. Serve with mashed potatoes and a steamed fresh vegetable of your choice.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces Pacific halibut, or mahi-mahi, cut into 2 portions
  • Lemon wedges


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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Mix lemon juice, oil, garlic and pepper in a shallow glass dish. Add fish and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine sesame seeds and thyme in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the fish with salt and coat evenly with the sesame seed mixture, covering the sides as well as the top. Transfer the fish to the prepared
  5. baking sheet and roast until just cooked through, 10 to 14 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
  • To toast sesame seeds: Place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 203 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 56 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 98 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 28 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 150 mg sodium; 548 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Reviews 1

April 27, 2010
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By: Linda
This recipe surpassed my expectations. It was moist and the flavours from the marinade permeated the fish. Delicious and a keeper. I didn't have any sesame seeds so substituted 3 Tbsp. crushed pecans....the rest was identical. I served this with fingerling potatoes and steamed asian veggies....roma tomatoes sliced on the side. Yum!
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