Thursday, July 24, 2008

Corn Chip-Crusted Halibut w/ Creamy Salsa and Cilantro

For one of my wedding showers I got this really great recipe box with recipes already in it. Up until about a week ago I hadn't gone through it. Upon reading the cards, I discovered some really great sounding recipes. One of them was this Corn Chip-Crusted Halibut. I love halibut so I thought I'd give the recipe a try.
This was a really quick and easy recipe. Plus, it tasted really darn good! I served it with cornbread and black beans.Im going to try this exact recipe with chicken sometime.

(please forgive my poor photo. I'm still learning to photograph food)
Here's the recipe:
2 halibut fillets
Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 handfuls corn chips
3/4 cup salsa
3 tablespoons sour cream
Fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place the halibut on the prepared baking sheet. Season both sides with salt and cumin. Combine the butter and lime juice in a small bowl and drizzle over the fillets.
Put the corn chips in a sealable plastic bag and crush into small pieces. Top each fillet with a thick layer of the crumbs. Cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake until the fish is opaque in the center, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together the salsa and sour cream. Heat until just warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.
To serve, place the halibut fillets on plates, top with creamy salsa, and garnish with cilantro leaves. Enjoy!


  1. This sounds great! You're off to a great start on this blog! I can't wait to see more recipes :)

  2. Ah, cilantro - one of our favorite herbs! I love the combination of flavors this has... thanks for sharing!