Mexican Halibut Bake Recipe -
Mexican Halibut Bake Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Mexican Halibut Bake

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"Creamy, spicy sauce-covered halibut fillets. Goes good with potato salad and green beans, or try it with rice and a green salad. Covers that fishy taste that accompanies some fish. Very good!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Pour the butter in the bottom of a baking dish. Arrange the halibut fillets in the dish, and season with lemon pepper.
  3. In a bowl, mix the salsa, mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic oil. Spoon over the halibut fillets.
  4. Bake halibut 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until easily flaked with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2004

This was scrumptious - I grew up in Alaska and have eaten halibut cooked many, many ways - so I truly enjoyed the flavors. Changes I made are: Used 1/3 cup of each 3/4 cup ingredient. Grated fresh lemon zest and sprinked cracked pepper on halibut instead of lemon pepper. For the salsa, I used some leftover homemade tomatilla salsa...wonderful - can't wait to make it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2009

Neither hubs nor I enjoyed this. The topping is rather flavorless, and serves only to keep the fish kind of "wet." A sauce should enhance the food it accompanies, not dominate or bury it. Some ideas to improve this would be to bake, grill or broil the fish separately, then serve the sauce on the side. As for the sauce itself, it needs some flavor additions - chile powder, jalapeno or bell peppers maybe?


37 Ratings

Oct 13, 2005

Really enjoyed this recipe. Have lots of Halibut from an Alaskian fishing trip and tired of the traditional way of cooking fish. I will be making this again only I think I may use just the cracked pepper instead of the lemon pepper or maybe cut down on the lemon pepper.

Sep 21, 2008

Used orange roughy. Per other suggestions I changed everything that was 3/4 to 1/3 and the amount of sauce was perfect! No garlic oil so I substituted about 2 cloves of minced garlic. FH and picky teen devoured it! It is a keeper. TY for the recipe!

Sep 04, 2004

great recipe! We added about 1/2 cup of cheese and once it was cooked, it was great over fettucini noodles :) I think we might add some crab meat to it next time.

Nov 11, 2007

Yum! Would be good with chicken too. Makes a lot of sauce, so you could cut down on the sauce, or add more fish or chicken. I think the sauce served cold would make a good dip.

Jun 22, 2009

I agree with Naples 34102. There were some problems with this recipe - nothing exciting about, generally. The only positive thing that I can say about this recipe was that the fish was moist. I may try this recipe again with some changes, as my husband seemed to like it. Suggestions: I would suggest reducing the general amount of marinade/sauce mixture, as it thinned out considerably when it cooked, and didn't seem to reconstitute, even with resting. It seemed to work better as a 'leftovers' dish. I added some roasted garlic, onions and julienned red bell peppers. Next time, I would also leave out the butter, as the recipe seemed to call for an awful lot of it, and it didn't seem to really help the overall outcome. I would also suggest using this as a marinade, rather than a sauce. The next time I make this, I am going to try it 'en papiotte'. I am hoping that the next time, this will be a more successful dish. I am willing to give it another try.

Jun 15, 2007

Recipe was quite good. It had a little bit of fishy taste, but my dad and son loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 638 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.2 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 58.8 g
  • 90%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 580 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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