When we think omega-3 essential fatty acids, most of us think salmon. But eating Atlantic halibut is another excellent way to add these healthy fats to your diet.
Halibut is filled with vital omega-3s that help to support healthy triglyceride levels and blood pressure, as well as your brain, joint, and skin health. Plus, unlike tuna or swordfish, it’s extremely low in mercury and other contaminants.
One of my favorite ways to eat halibut, especially at this time of year, is grilled. Pair it with broccoli and broiled sweet potatoes and you have a delicious, heart-healthy meal.
Grilled Mediterranean Halibut
4 (5 to 6 oz.) halibut steaks
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
½ tsp. grated lemon peel
3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped and divided
2 tsp. capers, drained
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Preheat grill. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and lemon peel. Stir in capers and 2 tablespoons basil. Season halibut with pepper. Brush with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice mixture. Grill (or broil) until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Whisk remaining vinaigrette and pour over fish. Garnish with remaining basil.
Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories 240; Total Fat 11 g Sodium 151 mg Total Carbohydrate 1 g Fiber 0 g; Protein 42 g
Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to cook fish?