Pesto Crusted Halibut (Easy, Healthy)

All you need is 10 minutes and you have dinner on the table, Pesto Crusted Halibut, a five ingredient recipe.

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10 minute dinner! Easy and quick dinner for a school night - Pesto Crusted Halibut - Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner Recipe

In August, I love to make simple and quick dinner recipes. School is back in, and I need dinner quickly, really quickly. This halibut is ready in 10 minutes, that is including prep time. How is that for easy? Plus it has five ingredients, including salt, pepper and oil. That is a serious success in my book. To go along with my quick and easy theme, I am keeping this short! Just make it. You will love it, and so will your family.

10 minute dinner! Easy and quick dinner for a school night - Pesto Crusted Halibut - Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner Recipe

If that was a little too quick for you, I’ll write a little more. I do like to finish this dish in the oven. That is a Chef’s trick, I learned from a Chef at our favorite restaurant. They sear food on the stove, and then finish it in the oven for more even cooking. While it is baking, I can finish making the salad or side dish. Ok, you only have three minutes once the halibut is in the stove, but that is enough time to make a simple oil and vinegar dressing. That is my go-to these days. We are working our way through flavored vinegar and oil. Another quick tip to get dinner on the table in an instant.

10 minute dinner! Easy and quick dinner for a school night - Pesto Crusted Halibut - Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner Recipe

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Pesto Crusted Halibut

Course 15 minsute, Main Dish, Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. halibut cut into 4 fillets
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Cut halibut into 4 even pieces.
  3. Pat dry with a paper towel and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Add oil and gently place fish into the skillet.
  6. Cook on one side for 4 minutes.
  7. Gently turn the fish over and spread 1 tbsp. pesto over each piece.
  8. Place skillet into the oven and bake for 3 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 5 Weight Watcher smart points

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Crusted Halibut
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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