Roasted halibut with tomato-mint salsa

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4 Servings

Roasted halibut with tomato-mint salsa

Roberto Caruso

Spring signals the start of halibut season, so forgo the red meat in favour of this firm, mild-tasting fish, which is a good source of lean protein and offers B vitamins, magnesium and omega-3s.


  • 6 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 4 halibut fillets , about 10 g each


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cut an X in the bottom of each tomato. Drop into boiling water for 30 seconds. Immediately plunge tomatoes in ice water and peel. Cut into quarters and discard seeds. Finely dice.
  • Stir all but 1 tbsp oil with mint, lime juice, onions, garlic, 1/8 tsp salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle fish with remaining salt and pepper. Heat frying pan over medium-high. Add remaining oil, then halibut, skin-side up. Cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Place skin-side down on prepared baking sheet. Roast in centre of oven until a knife tip inserted in centre of fish feels warm, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 382,
  • Protein
  • 39 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g,
  • Fat
  • 22 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 250 mg.