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Mexican Baked Halibut

Renée G.


Serve with rice, black beans, warm tortillas, and Margaritas for a healthy, festive, Mexican meal! I found this recipe in a magazine one time just before Cinco de Mayo and it has since become a family favorite. Sometimes I flake the halibut and serve as fish tacos in warm tortillas. Any kind of firm white fish will do if you don't happen to have halibut.


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4 - 6
15 Min
20 Min


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    1 1/2 lbs. halibut fillets (cut into 4 - 6 pieces)
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    1 large fresh tomato, seeded and chopped
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    2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
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    1/8 tsp. ground cumin
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    1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
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    4 green onions, sliced thin
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    1 clove garlic, minced
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    1/4 tsp. salt
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    1 tbsp. fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (garnish)
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    1 lemon, sliced or cut into wedges (for serving)

How to Make Mexican Baked Halibut


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Cut halibut fillets into four - six serving pieces. Place in single layer in a 9” x 13” baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl combine chopped tomato, lime juice, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, sliced green onions, minced garlic and salt. Mix well and pour over fish.
  4. Cover and bake for 20 – 25 mins. Fish should flake easily when tested with a fork.
  5. Remove from baking dish; place on warm serving platter. Pour sauce over top. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro or chopped parsley.
  6. Serve with wedge of lemon. Great with steamed rice.

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About Mexican Baked Halibut

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #baked fish, #mexican

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