Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gaman for Food Network Kitchen

Halibut with Bacon Jam and Roasted Green Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 30 min
Sometimes all you need to transform a basic meal is a special condiment or sauce. In this recipe, the green beans and halibut are prepared very simply, and it’s the bacon-onion jam that brings something extra to the plate.



  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚ F. Toss the beans with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until browned and tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the red onion and a pinch each of salt and pepper; cook until the onion is very tender, 6 to 8 minutes, reducing the heat if the bacon starts to get too dark. Add the mustard, vinegar, maple syrup and 2 tablespoons water; simmer until sticky, about 1 more minute.
  3. Season the halibut fillets all over with salt, pepper and the thyme. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish and cook until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Divide the fish and green beans among plates. Top the fish with the bacon jam.