Light, flaky and delicious, properly prepared halibut is a treat. But it can also be expensive! So proper cooking is a must. The delicate but meaty flavor of halibut is perfect for bold flavors, like this tangy peach salsa.
Heat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Pat the halibut fillets until dry, then place onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and rub into both sides of the fillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and baked 10-12, or until the internal temperature reaches 130°F-135°F using an instant read thermometer.
While the halibut cooks, make the peach salsa. Combine the peaches, cucumber, bell pepper, parsley, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine, then taste for seasoning. Adjust with additional lime juice, salt, or pepper as needed.
Generously top the baked halibut with the salsa, then serve immediately. Leftover salsa will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
If using frozen fish, defrost in its packaging overnight in the fridge.
The salsa makes a generous portion size and you'll likely have leftovers. It's delicious over grilled chicken or with tortilla chips.