Sunday, January 16, 2011

Halibut Baked with Gremolata

This recipe was inspired by The Baking Barrister a wonderful and creative blog, she served halibut with Gremolata. I came to find out that Gremolata is a traditional Italian condiment made from finely minced parsley, garlic and lemon zest. This zesty garnish is a traditional accompaniment to Milanese Veal shank, it served as both a garnish and a condiment. 
I actually made the gremolata and baked it with the halibut in my Le Creuset to infuse the flavors more and served over cous cous this one is a keeper.


  • 2 wild Alaskan Halibut steaks
  • 1/2 a cup chopped fresh Parsley
  • one shallot diced
  • 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • about one tablespoon chopped mint 
  • the zest from one lemon and lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil

  1. mix the parsley, mint, lemon juice, zest, shallots, garlic and olive oil together to make the gremolata
  2. add the halibut to the oven proof dish drizzle with olive oil and coat with gremolata and bake for 20 minutes at 350
  3. serve over cous cous and vegetables
  4. enjoy

Has anyone else eaten gremolata before it was my first time :-)

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  1. This is my type of dinner - fantastic combination!

  2. Interesante plato y muy bien combinado.


  3. I have been wanting to make something with a gremolata!! This looks awesome!! You need something to brighten up plain baked white fish, right? :)

  4. I've been meaning to make a gremolata forever, too. I've had one before, but not in a long time. Love it with the halibut...delicious and healthy! :D

  5. That is one of delicious platter. Italian condiment sounds awesome.

  6. is the first time I hear about gremolata. your fish looks so good and so does the colorful cous-cous.
    Thanks for sharing Rebecca

    sent you a foodbuzz friend request

  7. delicious! I love gremolata on anything from osso bucco to this fish dish!

  8. I love fish. Love your dish...a healthy meal :)

  9. I love gremolata with meat - never had it with fish before.. Must try this!

  10. I haven't eaten gremolata, Rebecca. Heard of it though and seen recipes for it.
    This looks marvelous. Thanks for the intro to Baking Barrister.

  11. Looks like a great dish! I have never tried gremolata, but it sounds like a perfect condiment. :)

  12. I want a lota gremolata (couldn't resist). I love gremolata I learned about it at a cooking class and love the flavor. I have never "cooked" it, curious if flavor mellows a little. The truth is lemon zest makes everything better.

  13. How can you go wrong with a mixture of lemon, parsley and lemon? Not possible. Beautiful halibut dish. Did I mention the mere fact that it was cooked in your Le Creuset automatically makes me fall in love with this dish (laugh).


  14. I didn't know that this condiment is called gremolata and I have tasted a lot in Italian restaurant. It looks so simple to make, especially combined with fish. Great job!

  15. What a perfect topping for fish with the lemon in it! We are trying to eat more fish and I do love halibut so this one is going on the list! Of course, serving it over a veal shank would be delicious too. The gremolata sounds wonderful!

  16. We love halibut! What a great way to prepare! Love the mint in this dish! Beautiful!

  17. I love fish with gremolata! Thanks for the tasty reminder! Serving it over cousous is a bonus.

  18. Looks good but I am not sure I would like the Gremolata. I am not a big fan of parsley (usually comes close to an allergic reaction-don't ask, it's a weird one!).

  19. i haven't tried it before but i think i might like it, looks good :)

  20. What a beautiful presentation! I've never had gremalata; I'm broiling orange roughy for dinner; should be good wit it.

  21. Lovely halibut. The couscous looks excellent as well.

  22. Yum! I'm trying to learn how to like fish and this recipe seems perfect. Lots of flavor :)

  23. oooh, i love this, what a gorgeous halibut!

  24. Rebecca, this halibut looks delicious, love the idea of mint and lemon...great combination :-)

  25. Gremolata is just the little icing on top of the cake for a finishing touch. It really adds a new level of zing! I am sure that it was perfect on the halibut! What a wonderful fish!

  26. i recently tried halibut with curry and loved the taste of the your baked version.healthier and yum looking platter.

  27. Brownieville Girl thanks so much
    Jose thanks
    The Food Hound oh i like the fish anyways look forward to seeing yours
    Girlichef u will love it
    swathi thanks
    a little bit of everything hi friend
    taste of beirut i so need to try that
    Mary thanks
    Koek oh u will love it
    Barbara my pleasure u will like her blog
    Emily :-)
    Lauren I guess it would mellow a little
    Velva he he thanks :-0
    Victor thanks so much
    savoring time in the kitchen hope u try it
    design wine and dine thanks
    wenn :-)
    Claudia :-)
    Melinda the Parsley isn't that over powering
    Ananda i think u will like it
    Rita oh cool enjoy
    Angela thanks
    nutmeg nanny this is a good recipe for u
    teresa thanks
    Juliana thanks
    bella thanks
    Tanvi thanks
    peachkins thanks

  28. That sounds delicious - quick and healthy too. Yum!

  29. Fantastic dish, healthy and yummy!

  30. I have always wanted to try gremolata, thanks for sharing


  31. Yum, I've only had gremolata once I think, but I can't see why it can't be included in more than Osso Bucco. This fish is a great example!

  32. Wow..this looks excellent! I am not the biggest fan of halibut but I think I would like this dish.

    I just love couscous, especially mixed with veggies like you had done.

  33. I am not always a huge fan of fish but this looks like something I could eat with no problems!

  34. I actually made my first gremolata last night and now I'm hooked! What a great fish dish.

  35. That looks delicious, love the flavors here :)

  36. Indie. thanks
    Dimah thanks
    sweetlife you will love it
    Victoria :-)
    Kristen got to get the veggies in :-)
    Emily :-)
    Angie thanks so much
    Magic of spice thanks
    Joanne :-0

  37. This looks fantastic! really wonderful flavors.

  38. This looks and sounds soooo good,Rebecca!!!Love all the flavors.



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