You are here: Home » Recipes » Marinated Halibut with Spiced Eggplant Marinated Halibut with Spiced Eggplant Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 4 servings Eggplant is baked then tossed with sauteed onions, tomatoes, golden raisins and serves as a base for sauteed halibut. PrintEmail Ingredients 6 -- skinless halibut fillets, about 4 1/2 ounces each3 tablespoons olive oil -- sea salt and black pepper3/4 teaspoon ground turmericSpiced Eggplant:3 large eggplants5 tablespoons olive oil3 large onions, peeled and finely sliced2 teaspoons ground cumin3 -- plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped1 cup golden raisins, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste -- handful of basil leaves, torn Instructions Lay the fish in a shallow dish and drizzle over the olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper and the turmeric, and rub all over to coat evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours, or for at least 20 minutes. Heat the oven to 400F. Cut the eggplants into 1 3/4-inch chunks, sprinkle with salt, and let stand in a colander set over a bowl for 20 minutes. (Doing this prevents them from absorbing as much oil during cooking.) Rinse the eggplant to remove the salt, drain well, and pat dry with paper towels. Toss the chunks on a baking sheet with some black pepper and 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the eggplant chunks are soft. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan. Add the onions with some seasoning and sweat over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes until soft. Add the cumin and cook for a few more minutes until the onions are lightly caramelized. Take off the heat. When the eggplant is ready, add to onions with the tomatoes, golden raisins, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. To cook the fish, heat a large nonstick skillet and pan-fry the fish fillets for 2 minutes on each side-they should feel just firm when lightly pressed. Let rest for a minute or two, while you reheat the spiced eggplant. Pile it onto warm plates and top with the halibut fillets. Scatter the basil around and drizzle over a little turmeric oil from the pan. Reprinted with permission from Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite (Sterling Epicure, 2012).