Captain John Skeele of the F/V Sunfish explains, “I like to fry my halibut and complain when my son, wife, and daughter all tell me to bake it! Sometimes to head off this family conflagration, I just go ahead and bake it, against my better judgment. This is one of our favorite recipes for baked halibut because it is so simple and tasty.”
- 1lb halibut
- ½ c seeded Kalamata olives, halved
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- ¼ tsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place halibut into baking dish.
Drizzle fish with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika. Lay sprigs of rosemary and lemon over halibut. Top with Kalamata olives.
Bake + Broil
Bake for about 7 minutes. Then, turn broiler on high and finish under the broiler for about 5-7 minutes.
Drizzle with a little more olive oil when it’s out of the oven. That’s it!
Know Your Cook
- Captain John Skeele and family -
The Skeeles found this family-appeasing dish in The New York Times a few years ago. John adds that family members who like their halibut well done eat along the outside of the fillet, while those who like it less done take the center of the fillet.