Halibut with Basil Caper Sauce


Halibut with Basil-Caper Sauce

Servings 4


  • 1 lb. halibut filets, skin-on
  • 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp. capers plus 1 tsp. caper juice
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh garlic
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Combine the olive oil, diced red pepper, lemon juice, basil, capers, caper juice and fresh garlic in a small bowl. Set aside at room temperature for 1/2 hour.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place halibut filets on a baking sheet. Brush filets lightly with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Roast the halibut in the oven until it is cooked through – 7 to 10 minutes depending on thickness.
  • Use a spatula to carefully lift the filets away from their skin. Discard skin and place the halibut pieces on individual plates.
  • Top halibut with caper-basil sauce, and garnish with fresh basil.
  • Suggested accompaniment – spaghetti tossed with olive oil, garlic, fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese.
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