Best Restaurant Fish Recipe

I heard this on NPR and finally made it. I apologize that I cannot remember the name of the chefs being interviewed but there were more than one – and they all shared the same best method for cooking a simple piece of fish. One added an ingredient I had never heard of before, but it was easily found and now I use it often!


Restaurant Halibut RecipeMake sure the grill or pan is well oiled and really hot before you put the fish on it.


Let the fish form a nice crust before you flip it over to cook the other side (about 3-4 minutes depending upon the thickness of the fish).


Then, top simply with:


  • a drizzle of a nice green fruity olive oil
  • a splash of some type of fresh citrus juice (like lemon, grapefruit or lime).
  • salt and pepper  
  • a sprinkling of fennel pollen (available at food specialty stores or online).


I purchased a tin of fennel pollen online. (I also add it to my spaghetti sauce now instead of having to grind up my fennel seeds to add a touch of licorice flavor.) I like to serve fish with the Muhammara Dip I recently discovered on the side. Enjoy!

Baked Maple Salmon

The wife of my boss always jokes that she doesn’t cook. Mainly because her husband cooks so often , she has never needed to learn how. One day, per his instruction, she made this recipe. It was one of the best meals I had ever eaten at work or elsewhere. It’s a great recipe to cook for dinner guests so you can focus on socializing instead of prepping a difficult recipe in the kitchen.

 Maple and Herb Salmon.

  • 1 Salmon filet (like available at Costco)
  • Equal parts maple syrup and water (about 1/2 cup each)
  • Dried Dill or Rosemary


Smother entire Salmon (can do individual filets as well) with the Maple Syrup & Water solution and a generous amount of Dill or Rosemary so that it is evenly spread on both the top and bottom of the salmon.


Bake in foil covered baking dish at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.


Slice and enjoy!

 Salmon Easy Recipe Dinner Party Maple Dill Rosemary Baked