Thyme- & Sesame-Crusted Halibut

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

Thyme- & Sesame-Crusted Halibut
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 30 minutes (10 minutes prep)

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 1 1/4 pounds halibut, or mahi-mahi, cut into 4 portions

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 1 1/2-2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves

  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt, or kosher salt

  • Lemon wedges

Directions
  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, 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.

  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 baking sheet and roast until just opaque in the center, 10 to 14 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
225
Added Sugars
0g
Carbohydrates
2g
Cholesterol
69mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Fat
11g
Monounsaturated Fat
6g
Potassium
655mg
Protein
28g
Saturated Fat
2g
Sodium
244mg
Bonus
682 mg potassium (34% dv)
119 mg magnesium (30% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Exchanges
4 1/2 very lean protein
1 1/2 fat

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2 replies

DebiP7
DebiP7 2013-03-02 19:55:58 -0600 Report

This was sooo good that even my husband, who doesn't like change, loved it. And, my daughter, who hates fish, loved it. Highly recommended and healthy too!