Herbed Halibut or Herbed Portobello Mushrooms

recipe Dec 11, 2020

This recipe is from my book Hot Detox.

Halibut has a delicately sweet flavour. It’s a lean fish with snow-white flesh and is rated well for sustainability. Halibut is a very good source of magnesium, which improves the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body; and of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B6, B9 and B12, nutrients that increase detoxification and reduce inflammation.

1 lb              fresh halibut fillets or 500 grams portobello or cremini mushrooms
1/3 cups     fresh basil, coarsely chopped 
1 1/2 cups  fresh chives, coarsely chopped 
2 cups         fresh parsley, coarsely chopped 
2 tsp            minced fresh ginger (optional)
1/2–1 tsp    pink rock or gray sea salt
2 Tbsp         avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
1                   organic lemon, zest and juice
2                   shallots or 1/2 red onion, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Cut the fillets into 4 pieces, roughly 2-by-4-inches. Cut 4 pieces of parchment paper to at least twice the length of a halibut piece. If using mushrooms, slice them into 1-inch slices.
3. Combine the fresh herbs, ginger, salt and avocado oil or olive oil in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Spread one-eighth of the herb mixture on top of one piece of parchment and lay the fish on top. Sprinkle one-quarter of the lemon zest and juice over the fish or mushrooms, and then cover with another one-eighth of the herb mixture, and one-quarter of the shallots or red onions. Repeat with the rest of the fish or mushrooms.
4. Wrap the paper around each piece of fish or serving of mushrooms, folding over the edges to create a seal. If using mushrooms, then add 7-9 pieces of sliced mushroom (about 125 grams) to each piece of paper and wrap it up. Place the wrapped fillets or mushroom packets in a baking dish and bake in for approximately 35 minutes.

This also works well as a BBQ recipe because the paper protects the fish or mushrooms nicely. Time for the BBQ will vary a great deal so check in on the cooking process and enjoy when the fish flakes easily or the mushrooms appear cooked through.
Makes 4 servings.


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