Baked Halibut with Olives, Asparagus & Potatoes Print Recipe Print Recipe


Dinner has been the most difficult for me these days. I’m usually starving by the time we get home so I usually snack on chips and hummus while I fed Mace. After that it’s getting him ready for bed and I, many times never get in a normal meal.

Slightly embarrassing considering I’m a food blogger.

I’m going to change that. I really am.  I may or may not have been saying that for a while now… Next week, we’re getting back into menu planning. It’s happening. Who’s with me?

Since I’m on a roll, I have to admit something else. I’ve gone almost an entire week (maybe two…) of not checking my personal/blog email. So yes, if you’ve emailed me and haven’t heard back, don’t take it personal. Now I’m at the point that it all stresses me out so I still haven’t opened it. I just want it to go away. Pleeeease!



Back to the food. Should we talk about this beauty of a dish?

Sometimes I can be intimidated by fish, but the more I cook it, the more comfortable I get. And the more I seem to enjoy it.

Guys, don’t be like me. DON’T BE INTIMIDATED.

This dish is easy, but looks… well, like you spent a long time in the kitchen.

The olive sauce is the perfect touch to this while fish. The roasted asparagus basically taste like candy. Then the potatoes are the comforting starch. And the convincing ends here.

Yep, this is going back on next weeks meal plan.



Baked Halibut with Olives, Asparagus & Potatoes

serves 4

Adapted by Weeknight Gluten-Free

PRINT Recipe


  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons shallot,minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated
  • salt + pepper
  • 2 bunches asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 4 halibut fillets
  • Smashed potatoes from the book or my easy Potatoes


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine olives, olive oil, lemon juice, shallot, thyme, and lemon zest. Season with salt + pepper.

Place the asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and toss to coat. Season with salt + pepper. Be sure the asparagus aren’t stacked.

Prepare the potatoes.

On a separate baking sheet, line with parchment paper. Place the halibut on the paper and sprinkle both sides with salt + pepper. Brush about 1 tablespoon of the olive sauce over each halibut.

Roast the asparagus until slightly tender, about 8 minutes. The thicker they are, the longer the cooking time.

Roast the halibut, about 5-8 minutes. If they’re thick, the cooking time will be longer.

Divide the asparagus and potatoes among the four plates. Place a fillet of fish on each plate, then spoon the olive sauce over.

Serve and enjoy!


*gluten-free *dairy-free




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  • HalfBakedHarvest

    This is so pretty and I love the addition of the olives!! What a perfect easy weeknight meal!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    My head needs to find its way to this meal, STAT.

  • Heather Christo

    Oh gosh- it is so hard when you are that busy to deal with everything! If it makes you feel better about your inbox, my voicemail has been full for months. unchecked. But this meal is beautiful!!

  • Kasey

    I was wondering why I hadn’t heard from you… 🙂 I can totally relate to the feeling (my dinners hardly look like dinners a food blogger should be eating) but Oh well! This looks delicious.

  • Jenna@EatDrinkPretty

    It’s so hard being a blogger with a baby and a full-time job. It’s hard to find the time and energy and sometimes the desire to do it. I am enormously impressed with successful bloggers who work full-time with children and still post 5 times a week. Do they sleep? Be kind to yourself and don’t stress about unopened emails. The beauty of a full-time job is the steady paycheck and it sounds like you found something that is an awesome fit. Oh and this dish looks fabulous. YUM.

  • Laura

    This looks like an amazing halibut dish! Great accompaniments 🙂

  • Gaby Dalkin

    this one is seriously gorgeous!! love it

  • Kate Ramos

    I often feel uninspired around dinner time. Thanks for giving me an excellent dinner idea!

  • inspiredtaste

    Absolutely love this — especially the olives. And you’re so right, roasted asparagus taste like candy.

  • Sandy Coughlin

    Some seasons in life are like that. Snacking is just what happens! And this meal looks so tasty! I love serving fish and potatoes at dinner parties.

  • Paul Holyoake

    A light meal. I did enjoy this dish at a restaurant. It was great

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