By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Halibut — in addition to cod, flounder and perch — is a lean fish, having less than 2.5 percent fat by weight. For a variation to this recipe, grill the halibut and spoon the tomato basil salsa over each fillet to serve.

Number of servings

Serves 4


    2 tomatoes, diced
    2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
    1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    4 halibut fillets, each 4 ounces


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the tomato, basil, oregano and garlic. Add the olive oil and mix well.

Arrange the halibut fillets in the baking pan. Spoon the tomato mixture over the fish. Place in the oven and bake until the fish is opaque throughout when tested with the tip of a knife, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Transfer to individual plates and serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :1 fillet

  • Total fat 5 g
  • Calories 160
  • Protein 24 g
  • Cholesterol 36 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 3 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Sodium 65 mg
Mar. 01, 2008