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Pesto Halibut Recipe

Pesto Halibut Recipe

April Showalter of Milwaukee, WI writes about her Pesto Halibut, “The mildness of the fish contrasts perfectly with the deep flavor of pesto.” It literally takes 5 minutes to get the fish fillets ready for the oven, so you can start on your choice of side dishes; nearly anything goes well with this fish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 envelope pesto sauce mix
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 halibut fillets (4 ounces each)


  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, combine oil, sauce mix and lemon juice; brush over both sides of fillets. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 188 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 481mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Reviews for Pesto Halibut

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Chefnicole User ID: 8064359 218587
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"Made it tonight with Salmon. Family loved it. Even my pickiest eater??"

tracy24 User ID: 1017896 159801
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"So good! So easy!"

kookinmama User ID: 3317775 68101
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"So yummy! I added a little more lemon, switched the fish to mahi-mahi and threw in some whole grape tomatoes to roast with it...AWESOME!!"

ggmabev User ID: 3864649 134165
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"very good, I added a little Old Bay seasoning.

B.S. from calabasas"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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