Succulent baked halibut with a touch of lemon, Dijon mustard and dill is an ideal meal when something light and healthy is what you're hungry for, and it's ready to serve in around twenty minutes!
2 large garlic cloves, pressed through garlic press
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
Pinch paprika (about 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon)
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 Halibut Fillets
Fresh dill, chopped for garnish
Lemon slices or wedges, on the side
Preheat your oven to 425°, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, and position your oven rack in the center of your oven. (If using parchment, cut the parchment to fit your baking sheet, with no overhang.)
In a small ramekin, prepare the marinade/seasoning by combining the pressed garlic cloves, Dijon, lemon juice and zest, the paprika, and a couple of good pinches of salt and pepper with a fork; add in the olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, and blend that in until combined.
Place the halibut fillets onto the prepared baking sheet, and brush each fillet with the seasoning mixture (or pour it directly over), and if you have a few minutes, allow it the fillets to marinate for 10 to 20 minutes.
Place the seasoned fillets into the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes; then, switch your oven setting to "broil", and allow the fish to broil for 2 to 3 minutes until it has a bit of color, and is tender, flaky and cooked through. (To be clear, do not use the broiler underneath the oven.)
To finish, sprinkle over some fresh dill, add lemon slices or wedges, and serve with your choice of side.
Recipe via the Cozy Apron