Roasted Halibut with Pickled Beets (Stegte Helleflynder med Rodbeder)

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Here delicate white fish is topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and diced pickled beets for a simple Danish dish that combines sweet, salty and sour flavors.

Roasted Halibut with Pickled Beets (Stegte Helleflynder med Rodbeder)
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

  • 2 slices slightly stale whole-wheat or rye bread

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil, divided

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallot

  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed

  • 2 pounds Pacific halibut, or other firm-fleshed fish (see Ingredient Note), cut into 8 pieces

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 16-ounce jar sliced pickled beets, drained and diced

Directions
  1. Prepare the breadcrumbs (Step 2) up to 2 days ahead; store at room temperature in a plastic bag.

  2. 8 servings

  3. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  4. To make breadcrumbs, grate bread through the large holes of a box grater; place the crumbs in a small bowl and toss with 2 teaspoons oil.

  5. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in lemon juice and bring to a boil, stirring gently; remove from the heat and add butter. Swirl the pan, letting the butter melt and slightly thicken the sauce. Stir in capers.

  6. Sprinkle fish with salt and place in the prepared baking dish. Pour the pan sauce over the fish and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.

  7. Bake the fish until it is opaque in the center, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve each portion topped with about 3 tablespoons pickled beets.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Per serving
Calories
207
Carbohydrates
12g
Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Protein
25g
Cholesterol
39mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Potassium
654mg
Sodium
221mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 vegetable
3 lean meat
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Selenium (63% daily value)
Magnesium (27% dv)
Potassium (19% dv).

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