Halibut is usually so mild-mannered, but in this version it becomes a bit spicy and quite attention-seeking. But don’t worry. This chili-lime rub does nothing to obstruct the delicate flavor of this beautiful fish. The halibut flavor shines through – just with a little extra sass.
I like to serve this halibut on top of my sweet corn and Hatch green chile mashed potatoes and a fresh green salad for a super delicious, summery meal. Throw in a nice bottle of wine, and this whole setup makes for a perfect evening.
2 high-quality halibut fillets
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Juice from ½ lime
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Pat the halibut fillets dry and then carefully rub all sides with olive oil. Place skin-down on a lined baking sheet. Squeeze the lime juice on each fillet. Then top with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
Bake the halibut for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve immediately.