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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  • 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.

  • Meanwhile, combine sesame seeds and thyme in a small bowl.

  • 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

  • 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 Facts

203 calories; 11 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 150 mg sodium. 548 mg potassium; 3.5 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 22.5 g protein; 98 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mg vitamin c; 18 mcg folate; 28 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 28 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More