North African Spiced Alaska Halibut

4 people
Prep Time:
00h 10
Cook Time:
00h 35

Turn up heat and flavor with Moroccan spices and Tunisian harissa. Fresh halibut gets perfectly flaky after about 12 minutes of roasting; frozen needs just 20.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons harissa
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 halibut steaks or fillets


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Stir in harissa, garlic and olive oil.
  2. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Halibut under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Place halibut portions in spray-coated baking dish. Spoon and spread spice mixture over top of halibut. Cover dish with foil; seal. Roast 18 to 25 minutes for frozen halibut or 10 to 15 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.
  3. Variation: Remove foil during last 10 minutes of cooking, until lightly browned.