Asian-Style Halibut in Parchment


Delicious halibut in parchment packets bakes in just 15 minutes with Asian-style flavors for a quick weeknight dinner.

Asian-Style Halibut in Parchment Paper Packet
Photo: John Kernick
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 serves


  • 1 small head bok choy, thickly sliced, or 4 baby bok choy, ends trimmed

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced lengthwise

  • 4 6-ounce halibut fillets

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced on a diagonal

  • zest from 1/2 orange, cut into matchstick-size strips

  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons grated gingerroot


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Tear off four 15-inch squares of parchment paper or aluminum foil and arrange on 2 baking sheets.

  2. Divide the bok choy and bell pepper evenly among the squares, place the halibut fillets on top, sprinkle with black pepper, and top with the scallions and zest.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, oil, and ginger. Spoon the mixture evenly over the halibut.

  4. Top each fillet with another square of parchment or foil and fold the edges over several times to seal. Bake for 15 minutes.

  5. Transfer each packet to a plate. Serve with a knife to slit open the package. Be careful of the steam that will escape.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
6g Fat
5g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 38g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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