Baked Fish with Basil-Shallot Butter

Serves 6

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil
  • 2 shallots
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 lb. firm white fish fillets, such as halibut
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Chop basil and shallots in mini food processor. Add butter, 2 Tbsp. at a time.
  3. Process until blended. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in lemon zest and add salt.
  4. Spread 2 Tbsp. of basil-shallot butter on the bottom of a baking dish, place fish fillets on baking dish, season with salt and pepper and rub 2 Tbsp. of butter into fish.
  5. Bake in oven until fully cooked through, approximately 10 minutes. Garnish with remaining butter and serve.