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Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce Recipe

Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 halibut fillet with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 203 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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