Halibut is a white, fleshy fish that’s really tasty with mashed potatoes and simply flavoured with lemon, chives and pepper.
Serves: 4
Skill level:Easy peasy


  • 4 halibut steaks
  • 60g (2oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Finely zested rind of 1 lemon
  • 3-4tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3tbsp olive oil

For the mash:

  • 1kg (2¼lb) potatoes, peeled
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and sliced
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chives, for garnish


  1. Set the oven to gas mark 6 or 200°C. Rinse the halibut, pat dry with absorbent kitchen paper and place on a baking sheet.
  2. To make the crust, mix together breadcrumbs, lemon zest, chopped chives and seasoning, and then stir in olive oil. Divide the mixture between the halibut steaks and press on to the top of each. Bake the fish in centre of the oven for 20-25 mins, or until crust is a light-golden colour.
  3. Meanwhile, make the mash. Place potatoes and leeks in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20-25 mins, or until potatoes are just tender. Drain vegetables, add olive oil and seasoning to pan. Mash well.
  4. Spoon some mash on to a plate and top with the crusted halibut. Garnish with some chives before serving. (Not suitable for freezing).

Nutritional values are for maximum number of servingsFeature: Sue McMahon. Photos: www.frankthephotographer.com. Props stylist: Sue Radcliffe

Nutritional information per portion

fat 23.0g saturates 3.5g calories 579(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.