NYPBeHealthy Recipes

NYPBeHealthy Recipes

Baked Halibut Sitka with Dill and Cucumber Salad

Health Benefits: Dill and its seeds replace salt to enhance the flavor of foods and may aid in digestion.

Recipe prepared by Chef Madhu Sharma and Chef Harold Heath

Nutrition Facts by Kathleen Ryan, RD and Curtis Felton, Culinary Nutrition Fellow

Recipe Yield: 6 servings


For the halibut

  •  6 4.5-ounce or 2 pounds halibut fillet
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  •  1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •  1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  •  1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise
  •  1/3 cup reduced fat sour cream
  •  1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  •  1 tablespoon lime juice
  •  Cooking spray

For the salad

  •  4 medium cucumbers
  •  2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  •  1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1.  To make the halibut, preheat the oven to 475°F. Lightly spray a 9x13 inch or medium sized baking dish with cooking spray. Season halibut fillets with salt and black pepper and place halibut in the baking dish.
  2.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine green onions, mayonnaise, sour cream, dill and lime juice. Spread green onion mixture evenly over each fillet.
  3.  Bake for 5-7 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  4.  To make the salad, peel and quarter cucumbers lengthwise then slice 1/4 inch thick. In a medium mixing bowl, gently mix together all the ingredients. Serve halibut with cucumber salad and garnish with fresh dill.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 209
5g fat (21% of calories from fat)
2g saturated fat (7% of calories from saturated fat)
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 390mg
Total Carbs 9g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Protein 30g