Veracruz Fillet Halibut Recipes
4 fresh or frozen halibut, about 1 inch thick (about 1 ½ pounds total)
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
1 (14 ½ ounce) can chopped tomatoes with green chili peppers, drained
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
½ teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon drained capers
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat a barbecue grill.
- If the fish is frozen, remove from freezer and thaw. Pat with paper towels till dry.
- Sprinkle the ground black pepper onto the fish and set aside.
- Take a medium sized bowl and mix together the sliced green onions, minced garlic, drained capers, and chopped tomatoes with the green chili peppers.
- From a roll of heavy duty kitchen foil, cut a piece 36” x 18” big. Fold in half to obtain an 18 inches square foil.
- Place the halibut fillets in the center of the foil.
- Spread the tomato mixture evenly on the fillets. Finally, sprinkle the oregano and thyme on top.
- Bring together 2 opposite sides of the foil and seal with a double fold. Seal each of the sides of the foil as well so that the fish is completely enclosed, and there is enough space for steam to build up.
- Place the fish in the foil on the rack of the uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for about 10-12 minutes or till the fish is done.
- When fish flakes easily, remove from the grill and rest for 2 minutes.
- Halibut Veracruz is traditionally served hot with sauce, some green vegetables and rice.
(Amounts per serving)
ENERGY PROTEIN FAT(total) SODIUM CHOLESTEROL
237kcal 36g 7g 527mg 54mg
No. Of Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
- This is a low fat recipe with a high content of protein. The calories and cholesterol are also low. This makes it ideal for anyone on a weight loss diet.
- The sodium level is slightly on the higher side, thus people with elevated blood pressure must consult their health advisors before they incorporate the recipe into their individual meal plans.
- Halibut provides good quality protein which is very low in fat, and a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids.