Citrus Basil Halibut Recipe – Adapted from The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook

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I was sent a free copy of The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook by Carole Jones at no charge. All opinions are my own. I am happy to share this halibut recipe that I adapted from one in the book.

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About The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook:

Transform your convenient and affordable frozen ingredients into a fresh, home-cooked meal in less than 30 minutes with these 100 quick and easy recipes—no thawing required.

If you’re not someone who plans out their weekly menu days in advance, then this cookbook is for you. Thanks to your freezer, you can create more than 100 different recipes for fresh, delicious meals that you can devour in less than 30 minutes. No need to wait hours for the ingredients to thaw and defrost, simply grab your ingredients and start cooking.

Filled with simple solutions to your dinner dilemmas, The 30-Minute Cooking from Frozen Cookbook allows you to spend less time shopping, prepping, and planning your meals and spend more time doing the things you actually enjoy! Save money and eliminate food waste by storing the ingredients you buy in the freezer, keeping them fresher for longer. Cooking from frozen ingredients is a quick, cost-effective way to feed your family and with this cookbook to guide you, it is now easier—and tastier—than ever.

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About the Author:

Carole Jones is a Minnesota-based food blogger, recipe creator, and author of the Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past twelve years, she has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children at Hot, crusty bread is Carole’s love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don’t judge.

My Opinion:

When I was offered this book for review I admit I was intrigued by the concept and I expected it to have a lot recipes utilizing an instant pot but I was wrong on that front. This book shows how to utilize prep work like freezing garlic and herbs and taking advantage of fully cooked chicken and the like to have a meal on the table in 30 minutes or less. The fish recipe I chose to try used braising as the method of cooking and it took a rock solid filet of fish to tender and delicious in the alloted time.

I can see where with a little prep work and targeted shopping this book would make getting dinner on the table a lot easier for busy moms. If the recipe I tried is any indication the owner of this book is in for easy to prepare recipes that produce a delicious result.



citrus basil halibut

Citrus Basil Halibut Recipe

Serves 2

  • 12 oz halibut fillet (frozen)
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice of half a lemon
  • juice of one orange or 1/2 cup high quality orange juice with pulp
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Rinse fish in cold water to remove and ice and frost. Pat dry.
  • Season with salt on both sides.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot add butter and garlic. Saute for one minute then add lemon juice and orange juice.
  • Add the halibut and cover the pan. Simmer for 4 minutes, turn the fish and simmer for 4 more minutes. The fish should flake easily with a fork.
  • Remove the fish from the skillet to a plate and keep warm

add basil

  • Add the basil to the brown sugar to the pan and stir. Season to taste.

return fish to pan

  • Return the fish to the pan to heat through.
  • Serve over rice

citrus halibut recipe

How Was the Citrus Basil Halibut Recipe?

It was so good! The fish was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious; still tart but not too tart. The basil was a wonderful complement to the orange and lemon flavors. We both enjoyed this halibut recipe very much. I suspect this sauce would work very well on any white fish and on scallops or shrimp for that matter.

This will go on the list of favorite recipes with Chilean sea bass in lemon sauce and butter baked cod

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