Quickly roasting fish at high heat keeps it moist and succulent. The thyme-and-sesame crust gives this halibut a distinctive finish.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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, toast sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until golden and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl to cool. Mix in thyme.

  • 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 opaque in the center, 10 to 14 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 27.6g 55% DV; carbohydrates 2.3g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 0.4g; fat 11.3g 17% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 69.5mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 110.7IU 2% DV; vitamin c 6.9mg 12% DV; folate 19.3mcg 5% DV; calcium 25.5mg 3% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 33.9mg 12% DV; potassium 655.1mg 18% DV; sodium 244.2mg 10% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.

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Rating: 2 stars
Sorry Eating Well but this one did not do it for me. The fish was dry the sesame seed crust just seemed to make it dryer and (I never thought I'd say this) there was too much thyme. A waste of rather expensive ( 15 for 8 oz.) sustainable halibut. Pass. Pros: Easy to make with ingredients I had on hand (except the fish) I felt very virtuous eating it. Cons: Dry dry dry Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Simple summertime dinner Made this for my family in July. Simple light meal at the end of a busy hot day. Served with wild rice and broccoli. Used frozen individually packed fillets took about 40 minutes including the thaw time. Pros: Nice aroma and simple taste Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Bland I cooked this for guests and was embarrassed how bland and tasteless this recipe was. Pros: Hooray for sesame seeds Cons: bland zero taste Read More