Basil Halibut Steaks

Halibut is a whitefish that is mildly flavored with a flaky flesh. The flavor of the basil blends nicely with the fish. Halibut is a good source of protein, so it is a great entree to add to your diet. If you are looking for fish recipes, there are many more available. You can also learn how to check for proper doneness of the fish.


  • 4 5- to 6-ounce fresh or frozen halibut steaks, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped, peeled tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish steaks; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. In a medium skillet, cook onion and garlic in hot oil until tender. Stir in tomato, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the basil.
  2. Meanwhile, combine melted butter and the remaining basil; brush over one side of the halibut steaks.
  3. Lightly coat the unheated rack of a broiler pan with cooking spray. Place fish, brushed side up, on broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with fork, turning once.
  4. Season fish to taste with additional salt and pepper. Serve with tomato mixture.
  5. Makes 4 steaks
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