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Fantastic Halibut & Grilled Eggplant

This month, we’re offering two recipes that will work for indoor or outdoor cooking. The quick and easy eggplant slices make an excellent accompaniment to the fish, or may be featured as the star of their own meal. Begin marinating the fish at least two hours before you plan to serve it. Try topping either dish with just a spoonful of tomato or pesto sauce and a few gratings of fresh Parmesan cheese.

Fantastic Halibut

Yield: 4 servings

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs (15mL) olive oil
1/4 cup (25g) basil, fresh, chopped
1 tsp (6g) salt 
1 tsp (4g) pepper
1/4 cup (60mL) fresh lime juice
1 1/2 lbs (680g) halibut fillets or steaks


Combine all ingredients except for fish in a shallow dish large enough to hold the halibut.

Place fish in the dish and marinate for at least two hours, turning once or twice.

Remove fish from marinade and broil or grill for about 5 minutes on each side (10 minutes total per inch (2.5cm) of thickness). Transfer fish to a serving dish.

Heat remaining marinade in the microwave for one minute; then pour over fish. Serve while hot with rice or couscous.

Nutrition facts per serving*
Calories 446
Calories from Fat 308 (69%)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g (52%)
Saturated Fat 5.7g (29%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 20.8g
Cholesterol 100mg (33%)
Sodium 646mg (27%)
Potassium 630mg (18%)
Total Carbohydrate 3g (1%)
Dietary Fiber 0.4g (1%)
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Protein 32g (63%)

Grilled Eggplant Slices

Yield: 6 servings

1 large eggplant (about 1 1/4 pounds or 570g)
3 Tbs (45mL) extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbs (45mL) balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced or 1/2 tsp (2g) powdered
1/4 tsp (2g) salt 
Freshly grated black pepper

Preheat a gas grill to high or build a fire in a kettle grill.

Slice eggplant 1/3- to 1/2-inch (0.75 to 1.25cm) thick. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with the mixture.

Place eggplant on the preheated grill. If you wish to have nice grill lines, turn only once on each side. Grill eggplant slices 10 to 14 minutes.

Nutrition facts per serving*
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 81
Calories from Fat 60 (75%)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g (11%)
Saturated Fat 0.9g (5%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 80mg (3%)
Potassium 188mg (5%)
Total Carbohydrate 5g (2%)
Dietary Fiber 2.6g (10%)
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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