An easy and quick dinner with tons of flavor and nutrition!
My family is big on the Mediterranean diet, so we eat fish for dinner most nights of the week. I am very partial to white fish, and of all the white fishes out there, none taste better than halibut! All you need for this recipe are some halibut fillets, mixed veggies, and pasta. In about 20 minutes, dinner is served – enjoy!
- Halibut fillets
- Valsamo’s Greek Seasoning
- Mixed vegetables
- De Cecco Racchette pasta
- Rao’s Homemade Marinara Tomato Sauce
The key to this Mediterranean-inspired recipe is the Valsamo’s Greek Seasoning, which you can buy here. I was fortunate to discover this amazingly tasty seasoning from my days in Memphis, TN. I used this same seasoning in my Scallop Gumbo post. Here’s what a bottle of the seasoning looks like:
My children are also obsessed with the De Cecco Racchette pasta! We tend to use smaller pastas like elbows and penne, as these are easier for them to pick up and eat. But ever since I brought home a box of Racchette pasta, it’s the only pasta they want now! Give it a try on your dinner plate:
Use any large nonstick pan, such as this one from Anolon:
Helpful tip: if you have a lot of hungry mouths to feed and need to make a lot of food, use two cooking pans. Slide both in the oven at the same time on two separate racks!
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 2: Place the halibut fillets on the pan and season
Valsamo’s is the kind of seasoning where a little goes a long way, so season the halibut fillets relatively lightly.
Step 3: Cook for 15-20 minutes if fillets are thawed (or 25-30 minutes if they’re frozen)
If you’re using fresh halibut fillets or thawed fillets, they’ll quickly bake in only 15-20 minutes. You can also put frozen fillets straight in the oven – you’ll just need to bake them for a little longer.
Be sure to slightly adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of the halibut fillets. Use a knife to make sure the fillets are fully cooked (it should flake away nicely, but not be too easy to cut through).
Step 4: Garnish and serve!
I like to serve the halibut with mixed veggies and pasta. This creates an incredibly nutritious and filling meal!
Fish Source: Wild Alaskan Company
As I mentioned before, my family eats a lot of fish since we are passionate about the Mediterranean diet. So, we get frozen fish fillets from the Wild Alaskan Company delivered to us monthly. The fish is phenomenal and it’s a great service to subscribe to! Plus, Alaska has the best-managed fisheries in the world – the state’s constitution mandates that fish resources be managed on the principle of sustained yield!
I used Pacific Halibut fillets for this recipe. Here’s what one looks like:
Did you try this recipe? How did it turn out? Let me know in the comments below!
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