halibut with tomatoes- outside

Halibut Tomato Broil

Funny thing, whenever I think of broiled fish, my mind immediately envisions dried up dover sole swimming in some buttery sauce for flavor — some throw-back to my childhood I guess!! This recipe is anything but dried up and tasteless …

As usual, the amounts are approximate, as are the cooking times. I have nothing against frozen seafood, especially since the types of fish available varies from region to region. And in some cases, the frozen may actually be better than the fresh.

I can get this on the table from start to finish in less than half and hour. A delicious, nutritious and fast dinner. What’s not to like?!!

fish with tomatoes on plate


1-2 lbs fresh or frozen halibut

1-2 pints of cherry tomatoes — I like both red and yellow, but use whichever are sweetest

1-2 large shallots, finely sliced — I prefer to shred it using a mandoline or benriner

1/4-1/3 cup olive oil

ground turmeric

sweet madras curry powder – optional

kosher salt and pepper

1/4 cup fresh Basil, rolled and thinly sliced, to sprinkle over the cooked fish

Preheat the oven to Broil and place a rack in the top third of the oven.

Rinse and dry the halibut steak. Cut into serving-sized pieces, approximately 2″ x 3″. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle the top with pepper, salt, turmeric and sweet madras curry powder.

In a rectangular glass dish (large enough to accommodate the halibut and tomatoes), put a few handfuls of tomatoes, sliced shallot, olive oil, sprinkle of turmeric, sweet madras curry powder, kosher salt and pepper. Mix well.

Halibut with tomaotes-startNestle the halibut pieces amongst the tomatoes and shallot and place under the broiler, leaving the door slightly ajar.

Halibut with tomaotes -mixedKeep an eye on the fish; depending on the thickness it may be done in as little as 8 minutes, but it’s usually around 12 minutes. The top of the fish will take on a deep golden color and the tomatoes should begin to brown and some of them will burst open.

Halibut and tomato- burst tomatoesRemember, fish continues to cook even after removing it from the oven. Sprinkle the top with fresh Basil.

fish with tomatoes 4

fish with tomatoes 5Enjoy!

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