Baked Halibut with Creamed Spinach Sauce

3.7/5 rating (12 votes)
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Baked Halibut with Creamed Spinach Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance® butter substitute
  • ¼ cup light coconut milk
  • 4 halibut fillets, 6-8 ounces each
  • ¼ cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, diced (about ½ cup)
  • black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté shallot and garlic for 2 minutes.
  3. Add vinegar and bring to a boil for about 4 minutes.
  4. Add wine and boil for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add coconut milk and Earth Balance®, and whisk. Take saucepan off heat and set aside momentarily.
  6. Lightly oil a baking dish with half of remaining tablespoon of oil. Place the fish in the baking dish and brush with the remaining oil. Add sea salt and pepper to fish as desired. Bake until fish is no longer translucent, about 10- 20 minutes depending on size of fillets.
  7. Meanwhile, return heat to low on sauce. Mix in tomato and spinach.
  8. Serve halibut on plates and spoon a small amount of sauce over each fillet.

Comments (6)

  • Pam


    23 February 2013 at 06:05 |
    This is a quick and easy recipe for a yummy meal. Substituted tilapia for the halibut and drained canned fire roasted tomatoes for the fresh tomatoes. Definitely a keeper!
  • Rosa maria ramirez Bolivar

    Rosa maria ramirez Bolivar

    25 February 2013 at 07:40 |
    I love baked halibut
  • Steve George

    Steve George

    16 April 2013 at 22:18 |
    Earth Balance is full of toxic canola oil and soybean oil. Ditch that and use grass fed butter. Much healthier.
    • Jeff


      26 April 2013 at 14:15 |
      Interesting comment Steve. Perhaps it's in the recipe for Vegan's where butter would not fsll into that catagory?
    • Amy


      13 June 2013 at 19:13 |
      There is a soy free version of Earth Balance for those who can't do butter. Agreed grass fed butter much better if you can tolerate it.
  • Jana


    04 May 2013 at 07:00 |
    My boyfriend just started the Omni diet and I am trying to be as supportive as I can with it. This recipe sounds amazing and I would love to make it for him but can anyone tell me what stage of the Omni diet this recipe is safe for?

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