|Juice of ½ lemon|
|Olive oil||1 teaspoon|
|Dried thyme||½ teaspoon|
|Halibut steaks||2 (6-ounce)|
|Freshly ground pepper to taste|
- Preheat oven to 450ºF.
- Combine lemon juice, capers, olive oil, and thyme in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Season halibut with salt and pepper, and place in a casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Roast in center of oven until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
- Drizzle halibut with lemon-caper sauce and serve.
5 very lean meats; 0.5 fat
Side Suggestions: Sautéed Asparagus With Parmesan
Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté 10-12 trimmed asparagus spears for 5-10 minutes, until they reach desired tenderness. Top with 2 teaspoons of Parmesan cheese. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 66 calories; 4 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 5 g fat (1 g sat); 1.5 g fiber; 33 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 vegetable; 1 fat.
Side Suggestions: Couscous
|Serving Size||½ of recipe|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g|
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