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Baked Halibut with Wilted Winter Greens

Servings: 4

A winter fish recipe is a handy dish to have in your arsenal. This one works for both school-night suppers and casual dinner parties. It comes together quickly, looks gorgeous on the table, and tastes great, too.


  • 2 bunches Swiss chard, preferably rainbow (about 1-1/4 lb.), woody stems removed, remaining stems cut into 1-inch-thick pieces and leaves cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick ribbons
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 6-oz. skinless halibut fillets, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh chives

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 560
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 410
  • Fat (g): 46
  • Saturated Fat (g): 8
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 11
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 23
  • Cholesterol (mg): 90
  • Sodium (mg): 770
  • Carbohydrates (g): 6
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Sugar (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 29


  • Position a rack in the center of the oven, and heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Rinse well and blot dry the chard, leaving the leaves a little moist; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and paprika.
  • Lightly spray a baking dish with the cooking oil, and then put the fish in the dish. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the fish to cover the top and sides, and then season the fish with 1/2 tsp. salt and a generous pinch of pepper. Bake until the fish is opaque and cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil and garlic in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat just until the garlic is fragrant and light golden, about 1 minute. Add half of the chard, the pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard is wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the remaining chard, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until all the chard is wilted, about 3 minutes more.
  • Arrange the fish and chard on a serving platter. Sprinkle with the chives and serve.


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Reviews (4 reviews)

  • Ymer | 11/04/2021

    My very favorite halibut recipe! It is flavorful,the halibut is moist and flaky and the chard is complimentary side. This is an excellent recipe and definitely deserves five stars.

  • vwilson2008 | 05/07/2020

    This was excellent. I just cooked the fish after marinating in the mayo mix. 5/20

  • user-4811830 | 12/07/2019

    Easy and delicious. Definitely will make regularly.

  • Joymaker | 11/22/2019

    A winner! Absolutely delicious - easy too! Will definitely make this part of my rotation!

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