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This low sodium halibut recipe has tender, flaky white fish topped with garlic, pepper, a low sodium cracker topping, and fresh lemon! It’s fresh, flavorful, and simple to make.

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy dinner is great for a weeknight salt-free meal. Served with steamed vegetables, low sodium crispy smashed potatoes, and a salad for a dinner the whole family will love.

This low sodium halibut recipe is a tender, flaky white fish topped with garlic, pepper, a low sodium cracker topping, and fresh lemon!

Halibut, and other white fish, can be a fantastic option to enjoy and make without adding salt. I recently had some amazing halibut at one of our favorite restaurants (The Black Whale in New Bedford, MA), and had to make a low sodium version at home! This easy halibut recipe is loaded with lemon, herbs, and topped with a crisp cracker topping.

You can make this easy dinner in under 30 minutes, it bakes quickly in the oven. It’s a great recipe to make if you can find fresh or frozen halibut near you. Halibut is a mild white fish, that tastes great when baked in lemon and olive oil. A winner dinner for sure!

This Low Sodium Baked Halibut Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Lemony
  • Herby
  • Versatile
  • Easy to Make
  • A Great Option for Entertaining
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Choosing Low Sodium Fish & Seafood

Many types of meat, including halibut and other seafood, can contain preservatives and brine solutions when being packaged, even before being frozen.

When possible, try to find fresh, local meat and seafood that hasn’t been processed. If you live in a costal area, try your local fish markets and ask if the fish is fresh. Even if it looks fresh, it may have been previously frozen and thawed for display.

When buying packaged seafood, make sure to always look for a nutrition label on your fish. A nutrition label can tell you the amount of sodium in each serving, and also if there have been any added preservatives.

What’s In This No Salt Added Halibut Recipe

  • Halibut filets – make sure you get unseasoned and unsalted fish, always check for a nutrition label first. According to the USDA, there is 82mg of sodium per a 100g halibut filet.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use a fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive so I keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry.  Olive oil gives this dish a great taste, and also can benefit you!
  • Low Sodium Butter Crackers – I like to use Hint of Salt Ritz crackers as a topping. I can find them in my local grocery stores – they come in a light blue box. They have 30mg sodium per 5 crackers. If you can’t find any low sodium crackers, you can use low sodium panko breadcrumbs instead.
  • Unsalted Butter  – we only use unsalted butter in all our recipes, it’s a great way to cut down on your salt & sodium intake with a simple swap.
  • Garlic – fresh garlic is best
  • Lemon
  • Thyme or Parsley, for garnish
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How Do I Make No Salt Added Halibut?

  1. Place halibut filets on a plate, skin side down. Remove any bones, and pat the halibut dry.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the oil to the bottom of a baking dish (I used a 13 x 9 casserole dish). Place the salmon in the greased dish, skin side down.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the butter crackers, minced garlic, and melted butter. Mash with a fork until crackers have crumbled and the mixture is well combined.
  4. Top each halibut filet with 1-2 tablespoons of the cracker mixture. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each filet.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until fish is opaque, white, and flaky, and reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The cracker topping should begin to brown.
  6. Garnish with thyme or parsley, and squeeze a little extra lemon juice over each fish filet before serving, enjoy!

Low Sodium Dinner Recipes The Family Will Love

This easy baked halibut recipe is low in sodium and couldn’t be easier to make!  Low Sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right.

By building meals around salt free pantry staples and swapping a few ingredients you can make better meals for you and your family. 

These salt-free dinners are simple versions of classics that everyone will love. You can browse all our low sodium dinner recipes. Find your next family favorite!

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What to Serve with this Low Sodium Baked Fish?

Low Sodium Caesar Salad Dressing

Low Sodium Rice Pilaf

Unsalted Tabbouli Salad

Low Sodium Sauerkraut

Low Sodium Strawberry Spinach Salad

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This low sodium halibut recipe is a tender, flaky white fish topped with garlic, pepper, a low sodium cracker topping, and fresh lemon!

Low Sodium Baked Halibut

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium halibut recipe has tender, flaky white fish topped with garlic, pepper, a low sodium cracker topping, and fresh lemon! It’s fresh, flavorful, and simple to make.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 275 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 4 small halibut fillets about 4 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 low sodium butter crackers I used Ritz
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon
  • Thyme or Parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place halibut filets on a plate, skin side down. Remove any bones, and pat the halibut dry.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the oil to the bottom of a baking dish (I used a 13 x 9 casserole dish). Place the salmon in the greased dish, skin side down.
  • In a medium bowl, add the butter crackers, minced garlic, and melted butter. Mash with a fork until crackers have crumbled and the mixture is well combined.
  • Top each halibut filet with 1-2 tablespoons of the cracker mixture. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each filet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until fish is opaque, white, and flaky, and reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The cracker topping should begin to brown.
  • Garnish with thyme or parsley, and squeeze a little extra lemon juice over each fish filet before serving, enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 33gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 792mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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