Knudson Cove Halibut - ala Southwest!

4 pieces of halibut filets approximately 3/4-1" thick (enough for four average servings)

Bake filets at 500 degrees for about 7 minutes - or less (it will depend on thickness and temperature of the halibut when it went in) until barely opaque. Or, you may choose to broil  them in your oven - just make sure you turn the pieces over about half-way through the broiling.

The fruit salsa adds a refreshing piquancy - and makes for very easy company dinner as you can make the salsa early in the day and then do the halibut at the last minute.

Salsa
2-4 mangoes, nectarines or papaya, depending on size - enough to make 2-2 1/2 cups diced.
Juice of one lime 9about 2-3 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
a few flakes of red pepper, to taste

Peel fruit. Dice these into pretty small pieces. Take one half of the fruit and mash it slightly - just so that the fruit seems to "tie together." Add lime, cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve this at room temperature over the broiled or baked halibut.

This dish is nice with fresh green beans, sugar snap peas, or pea pods and oven roasted small potatoes.

Recipe courtesy of Knudson Cove Marina, Ketchikan, Alaska
http://www.knudsoncovemarina.com