Halibut : Healthy and Low Calorie Cooking

(Watch Dr. Terry Simpson and Jineane Ford cook up a healthy, low calorie halibut dish. It’s fast, healthy, and delicious!)

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My good friend Jineane Ford stopped by and we decided to make a simple Halibut dish that anyone can make.  Here are the ingredients:

Halibut fillets, or Halibut cheeks if you can get them.  About 4 inches of soda or Ritz crackers,  salt and pepper,  and one stick of butter.

To make it:

  • Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Melt one stick of butter
  • Crunch up the crackers
  • Cut the fillets into 1-2 inch pieces
  • Dip them in butter
  • Cover them in the crunched up crackers
  • Then put remaining crackers over them and some butter

Into the oven it goes for just 10 minutes or so, or until the halibut is flaky. That’s It!

This is best with fresh halibut– but you could use any flaky white fish.  A two inch piece has about 225 calories.

I am proud of Jineane – six years ago she had lap band surgery and now is the weight she was when she won Ms. USA in 1989.  Now she is able to eat great food- like halibut- and keep her weight off.


This recipe and more in our new cookbook coming out: Spring 2013

Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.

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