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Thyme- & Sesame-Crusted Pacific Halibut

  • 10 m
  • 35 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“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.”


    • 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


  • 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.
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