A Word From The Cook
“Fresh basil and salty prosciutto bring a whole new dimension to mild mannered halibut.”
A half pound fish per person/serving
- 6-10 lLrge basil leaves per serving
- 2-4 Thin slices of prosciutto per serving
- Enough olive oil to coat halibut
- Salt, and pepper (or herbed salt) to taste
Step 1 – Cut Halibut into Individual Serving Sized Pieces
Cut halibut into individual size pieces that will be served to each guest. 1/2 pound per person is pretty typical.
Step 2 – Season and Wrap Halibut
Place fresh halibut on a foil lined baking sheet.
Coat both sides in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place fresh basil leaves on top of and underneath halibut to cover top and bottom
Gently place prosciutto on top of basil, wrapping around to the bottom on the fish.
Adding a few drops of oil on top of prosciutto to keep it from getting hard while baking, and to help “glue” the meat and basil to the fish.
Step 3 – Bake Halibut
Place baking sheet with halibut into pre-heated 350 degree oven.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Do not over cook. Halibut should be done, but juicy.
Test for doneness, by pressing your index finger directly into the fish. The flesh of the fish should be firm, but not hard.