Roasted Halibut With Fennel & Potatoes

Recipe by Chandra M

You would expect that with fresh fennel, fennel seeds, and Pernod this would be very anise-y. Quite the opposite. There is a delicate and subtle fennel flavor, but it definitely is not overpowering. From Good Housekeeping April 2007.

Top Review by wessberg

The fish is rich and all the flavors blend into supple earthy yum. I was very concerned as I hate anise and black licorice. This is excellent.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Cut off roots and trim dark green top from leek. Discard any tough outer leaves.
  3. Thinly slice leek.
  4. Rinse thoroughly in a bowl of cold water; swish to remove any sand. Transfer with hands to a colander and drain well.
  5. Spray 13"x9" glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Add leek, potatoes, fennel, fennel seed, 1 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper to the baking dish.
  7. Toss to coat and spread evenly.
  8. Roast vegetables 35 minutes or until tender, stirring halfway through roasting.
  9. Remove baking dish from oven. Place halibut on vegetables, drizzle with liquor and 1 tsp oil.
  10. Sprinkle fennel seeds, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper.
  11. Place lemon slices on halibut, return dish to oven and roast 10-12 minutes or just until halibut turns opaque in center.
  12. To serve, sprinkle with fennel fronds if using.

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