Almond Baked Halibut

This so easy and good for you recipe has ONLY 2 main ingredients:  halibut and ground almonds!  Of course a little olive oil, sea salt and pepper make it fantastic.  Substitute Orange Roughy or any mild fish when Halibut is not in season. You can even cook the fish in a pan.  Saute’ the leeks first then transfer them to a serving dish. Then in the same pan, cook the fish in a little olive oil – just a few minutes on each side and dinner is ready. Watch the video as seen on TV.

Almond Baked Halibut

Servings: 4   Prep Time:  5 minutes   Cook Time:  15 minutes

1 1/2  pound halibut fillets

3         Tbs olive oil, divided

1/2     cup almond meal (finely ground almonds)

1/2     teaspoon sea salt

Freshly ground pepper


2        Tbs olive oil

2        leeks, rinsed well and sliced thin, up to the green

1        large onion, peeled and sliced thin

1/4     teaspoon sea salt

1/4     cup dry white wine

Preheat oven to 400*F. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil in a 9 x 13-inch the baking dish. Place almond meal in a small plate. Dip one side of the halibut in the almond meal and pat gently to remove any excess. Place in the baking dish, almond side up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with remaining tablespoon olive oil. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until done.

Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbs olive oil in a large, heavy bottom skillet over low heat. Add onion and leek, sprinkle with sea salt.  Cover and cook for 8 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should turn a light brown but not burn! Add white wine, increase heat and cook for 1 minute until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat. Serve with halibut.
Cook, Eat, Laugh…Claudia

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