Halibut Picante

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Halibut Picante

Halibut Picante

Fish cookery doesn't get any easier than this. Look for the freshest fish you can find—just about any firm, mild white fish will be a fine foil for this spicy tomato sauce.

Serves 4

Prep Time 10 min

Total Time 25 min.


  • 1 1/4 pounds halibut, striped bass or tilapia fillet, cut into 4 portions
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 10-ounce c diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives with pimientos
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange fish on baking sheet. Season with 1/2 teaspoon cumin, salt and pepper.

Step 2

Combine tomatoes, olives, cilantro, oil and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin in a small bowl. Spoon over the fish.

Step 3

Bake the fish until flaky and opaque in the center, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.