Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Great Baked Halibut Dish

If you are looking for great-tasting, low-fat entrée high in nutritional value - try cooking with fresh fish. Many baked fish recipes are extremely low in calories and fat for the amount of nutrition they contain. This baked halibut recipe definitely falls into the category of a scrumptious, low-fat dish that you, your dinner guests, friends, and family members will absolutely love. Fried fish is yummy, but anything fried comes with a significant portion of unwanted calories. Baked fish on the other hand tastes great, seems more refined, and can be complimented with low-calorie fruit and/or vegetable side dishes that won't increase your calorie count too much. 

Baked Halibut, Curried Rice and Salsa

You can, however, beef up the carbohydrate count with a nice pasta or rice side dish as well. So plan your meal perfectly, depending on your guests, your personal taste, and choose from all of your favorite sides. You won't be disappointed! Almost any fresh fish dish goes well with a nice bottle of your favorite white wine. This baked halibut entrée serves four to six people and, as always, you can double the recipe for the perfect dinner party!
You will need to have the following ingredients on-hand before you begin:
  • Two pounds of halibut fillets
  • One teaspoon of sea salt
  • Two tablespoons of margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup of cooking sherry
  • Paprika
  • One fresh clove of garlic (sliced)
  • 14 ounces of sliced fresh mushrooms (or more if you love mushrooms)
  • Sprays of fresh parsley for garnish
  • Lemon wedges
  • 1 cup of sour cream.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle halibut fillets with sea salt and bake them in the oven for 10 minutes. While your fish are baking sauté the fresh, sliced mushrooms and garlic slices in two tablespoons of butter or margarine in a medium-sized saucepan. Remove the pan from the stove and add the sour cream, cooking sherry, and a pinch of paprika. Remove the fish fillets from the oven when ready, and then pour the sauce mixture over your baked halibut. Add the sprays of parsley and freshly-sliced lemon wedges for garnish.
Anne Clarke writes numerous articles for Web sites on gardening, parenting, fashion, and home decor. Her background also includes teaching, gardening, and fashion. For more of her useful articles on seafood recipes, please visit Seafood, supplier of fresh seafood and seafood recipes.