How to cook Halibut with Carrots and Fennel
- 8 halibut fillets (about 4 to 5-ounce each)
- 1 cup olive oil, divided
- 1 large fresh fennel bulb, halved, very thinly sliced, top fronds reserved
- 2 large lemons; 1 sliced very thin, 1 cut into 8 wedges
- 2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks-size strips
- 1 (12-ounce) container grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 large bunches fresh thyme
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Line large rimmed baking sheet with foil, leaving overhang as long as baking sheet. Brush foil with 1 tablespoon oil. Scatter sliced fennel in center of foil as bed for fish. Top fennel with lemon slices, then halibut fillets, spacing slightly apart. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Sprinkle carrots over fish; arrange tomatoes around fish. Drizzle 3 tablespoons oil over fish and tomatoes. Top with 16 thyme sprigs. Cover fish with foil overhang and seal. Bake fish until just opaque in center, about 12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, blend remaining 3/4 cup olive oil and garlic in blender until smooth. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
- Open foil packet. Drizzle all of sauce over fish and vegetables. Reseal foil. Let fish cool at room temperature 1 hour. Chill overnight.
- Discard thyme sprigs. Using large spatula, transfer 1 fish fillet with fennel base to each of 8 plates. Divide tomatoes, carrots, and sauce among plates. Garnish fish with lemon wedges and fennel fronds.
The Halibut with Carrots and Fennel recipe easy to prepare and so good! Usually this dish is served on Passover.
An alternative to traditional Passover gefilte fish, this cold, oven-steamed halibut makes an elegant fish course. Conveniently, it should be prepared one day ahead.
This recipe for Halibut with Carrots and Fennel serves/makes: 8
The Halibut with Carrots and Fennel recipe is adopted from Bon Appetit Magazine - April 2005.
Main Ingredient: Halibut
Preparation Method: Baked