What is a good low-calorie oven-baked fish recipe?


Quick Answer

A highly-rated recipe for low-calorie, oven-baked fish comes from an issue of Eating Well magazine that involves Pacific halibut. This recipe has 225 calories and 12 grams of fat per serving. It can be served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables for a full meal.

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What is a good low-calorie oven-baked fish recipe?
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Thyme and Sesame-crusted Pacific Halibut

This white fish's tenderness is complemented by the crunch of sesame seeds, which can be toasted in a skillet for several minutes for additional flavor. The recipe makes two servings, and should be served with lemon wedges for squeezing onto the fish.

Prep Time: 10 min.

Inactive Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 10-14 min.

Ready In: 35 min.


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces Pacific halibut or mahi-mahi, cut to serve two
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Lemon wedges
  1. Complete preliminary steps
  2. Cover baking dish in aluminum foil. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Add liquid mixture to fish
  4. Combine liquid ingredients in shallow dish, as well as the garlic and pepper, and add the fish on top. Turn the fish over so that is covered in the mixture, then cover the dish and leave it in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

  5. Bake fish
  6. Mix the sesame seeds with the thyme in a bowl, and then sprinkle the combination on top of the fish. Put the fish on the baking sheet, and cook in the oven for 10-14 minutes.

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