Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce Recipe

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A well-seasoned tomato salsa dresses up these tender, flaky fillets. I'm an empty-nester now, but my sons love this recipe. My husband, Ron, never complains when I make it either! —Carolyn Schmeling, Brookfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 halibut fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup diced seeded tomato
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 203 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, rosemary, oil, salt and pepper; add halibut. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  3. Grill halibut, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Serve with fish. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Halibut with Tomato-Basil Sauce in Cooking for 2 Winter 2008, p53

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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fredaevans User ID: 6360805 148732
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"Done this, or something similar, many times (mild 'Taco Sauce') and it's KILLER!"

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