Lemon-Marinated Halibut

Lemon-Marinated Halibut

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  • Yield:serves 2
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:50 minutes


  • 2 (8-ounce) halibut fillets, skin removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. 1.

    Place fish, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large Ziplock bag. Move fish around to coat. Let rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F while fish marinates.

  2. 2.

    Take fish out of bag, shaking off excess, but not all, marinade. Place in a glass baking dish. Roast fish until opaque and flaking, about 18 minutes.