Bacon-wrapped halibut is my favorite meal to serve for date night at home. It’s usually what I’ll make for Valentine’s Day if we don’t go out to dinner (which we usually don’t – neither hubby or I like the big crowds for such holidays).
The version above is not my favorite I’ve made, but it’s still good. In the recipe below, I’ll note what to change to make it the version I prefer.
Halibut is an expensive fish at our local grocery store, but buying just for the two of us is still way cheaper than going out to eat for date night. Don’t get me wrong – we still go out. As a lover of food, I enjoy being treated to a dinner I didn’t make. But sometimes, it’s really fun to have date night food at home. And this meal couldn’t be easier.
BACON-WRAPPED HALIBUT WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES
Downloadable PDF of Bacon Wrapped Halibut with Roasted Vegetables
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- In a small roasting dish, place:
- 14 baby Dutch potatoes, rinsed well
- 10 radishes, rinsed well with stems and long root ends removed
- Coat vegetables lightly with olive oil (I keep a spray bottle of olive oil that ensures I coat them with just enough that’s needed and no more)
- Sprinkle vegetables with salt, black pepper, and dried thyme to taste
- Toss vegetables to distribute the seasonings
- Set vegetables aside while you prep the fish
- Season 2 4-ounce fillets halibut with salt and black pepper
- Variation pictured:
- Sprinkle with dried basil and dried oregano
- Place a layer of crumbled feta cheese on top of the fish
- Wrap fish with 3-4 slices bacon (I used the fully cooked variety since that’s what I had on hand)
- Place on a lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet
- Place fish and veggies in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until fish flakes with a fork and veggies are browned
- My preferred variation:
- Spread a layer of garlic & herb flavored soft goat cheese on the fillets
- Wrap each fillet in 3-4 slices of bacon
- Place on lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet
- Place fish and veggies in oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until fish flakes with a fork and veggies are browned
Use whatever vegetables you prefer. I happen to love roasted radishes. Roasting sweetens them a bit, but they keep a slight peppery edge. Baby Dutch potatoes are super yummy roasted. The fully cooked variety of bacon gets quite crispy, so I’d suggest either covering the fish loosely with foil while baking, or using uncooked bacon slices. I keep the fully cooked variety on hand because it’s so easy for the kids to warm up for their breakfast without any grease splattering on them.
Using soft cheese, such as a spreadable goat cheese, is preferable to crumbled feta, just because it stays on the fish. I only had feta on hand this time around. It was okay, but I preferred the robust flavor and texture of garlic and herb goat cheese.
If steak is more your thing, whip up some bacon wrapped filet mignon, place a dollop of herbed butter on top, and serve with these roasted vegetables for a variation of this dinner that’s just as easy and yummy.
This is also an easy meal to double or triple when in need of a fancy dinner for guests. Keep the cost down by using a different white fish, or using boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
What’s your favorite date night at home meal?
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