(NC) Try this delicious recipe that’s great for a beginner to try cooking seafood. According to Oceana Canada, wild seafood is the perfect protein: it produces a lean protein at a cost-per-pound that is lower than other animal proteins, uses minimal freshwater to produce, emits little carbon dioxide and uses no arable land.
Gloucester Baked Halibut
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) kosher salt, plus more for seasoning the fish
- 1/2 cup (120 mL) extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup (240 g) crushed saltine crackers
- 1 tbsp. (15 mL) chopped fresh thyme
- 1 cup (240 mL) grated white cheddar cheese
- 4, 6 to 8-ounce (168-224 g) skinless halibut fillets
- Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Add garlic and salt to olive oil in its measuring cup. Let steep for 30 minutes (or longer, time permitting).
- Place the saltines and thyme in a medium bowl. Pour in a quarter cup of infused olive oil, leaving the sliced garlic behind in the cup. Coat all of the crumbs with olive oil. Fold in cheese.
- Spread crumbs on a plate. Brush each fish fillet all over with remaining oil and season with salt. Use any oil left in the cup to grease a rimmed baking sheet. Roll fish on all sides in the crumbs, pressing to coat well and trying to use all of the crumbs. Put fish on a baking sheet, leaving an inch or so between each fillet.
- Bake until crumbs are crisp and golden and fish is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
Learn more about sustainable seafood at www.oceana.ca.