EFL: Backed Halibut Review

I’ve started doing Body for Life again. I just finally got to the point I couldn’t take being this fat. I’m the fattest I’ve been in my adult life, 214 lbs. I’m also very out of shape. So I started the BFL diet and exercise program.

I’ve got the Eating for Life cook book. I thought as I made some of the meals in there I’d share with you what I thought of them and how they were made.

The first of these reviews is for the baked Halibut on page 144.

I like fish, though didn’t really know much about Halibut. The shock I got was it is very expensive. The recipe called for 1.5 lbs of Halibut to make 4 portions. It cost me $33 which was a shock. Especially because I was afraid I ruin it and waste the money.

I made it tonight and it was very good. Not as pretty as the picture, but still tasty. It says to bake the halibut for 15 to 20 minutes “until the halibut is opaque throughout”. huh? After 20 minutes I wasn’t sure if that had been met. So I pulled out my probe thermometer to check its temperature. According to the back of the thermometer fish needs to reach 145 degrees. It was about 106. So I set the temperature alarm and let it cook another 5 minutes or so. Came out good.

These recipes are actually for meals, so this came with asparagus and lemon Parmesan rice. Having one recipe for three things can get confusing. But the rice was really, really good.

The asparagus was good too, though really it was only boiled in the microwave. And they call for WAY more asparagus than you will need. I’ve now got a ton of it both cooked and uncooked. Get about a third of what they say. Mine came in 1 lb bundles, the recipe called for 1.5 lbs, so I bought two, but I only cooked one.

A problem with all the recipes in the book is they have no salt. I know it makes you retain water, but come on people, it also make stuff have taste. Not salt taste, but the things taste. So I added salt to the rice’s water, to the asparagus’ water and too the halibut itself.

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  1. One way to make some veggies REALLY good is to drizzle them with a dab of olive oil, sprinkle them with salt (kosher is good for this), and bake them at 400 degrees for about 6 to 8 minutes.

    Asparagus is excellent for this, so are zucchini cut lengthwise, etc.

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