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Quick And Easy Fish In The Halogen Oven

halogen oven salmon recipeCooking Fish In Your Halogen Oven

This is absolutely one of my “go-to ” recipes, which I use at least once, sometimes twice, a week. It has very minimal preparation time, is healthy – and it tastes good too!

I can have the simple version of this cooking within 10 minutes of getting in from work, and 25 minutes later, it’s on the plate and ready to eat.

It will work with just about any type of fish fillet, but I tend to use salmon. It’s cheap, tasty and good for you.

If you do decide to use some other type of fish fillet, you might be able to cut down on the cooking time. It kind of depends on the thickness and the weight of the fillet you’re using. However, if in doubt, stick with 25 minutes cooking time. The fillet won’t dry out as it will be sealed in foil and cooking in its own juices.

When you’re done, you can serve it up on a bed of lettuce, with rice or with some nice new potatoes. Whatever suits you best.

And if you want to cook 3 or 4 fillets instead of two, just add another 5 or 10 minutes to the cooking time – depending upon the weight and thickness of the fillets you’re using.

halogen oven fish recipesIngredients

  • Fish fillets x 2
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 packet of fish seasoning, dried herbs, lemon and herb rub – as you prefer.

(you can just stop here if you want – the additional veg is definitely optional!)

  • 1 large onion. (optional)
  • 1 large bell pepper. (optional)
  • 3 or 4 large mushrooms. (optional)

Other possibilities include cherry tomatoes, olives or courgettes. Experiment a little and see what you like best.


Cut 8 thin slices of lemon and lay 4 of them on a sheet of baking foil or baking parchment.

Place each fillet on top of two lemon slices, and place two of the remaining slices on each fillet.

Grind a little black pepper and sea salt over the fillets and lightly dust with dried herbs or pre-packed rub, whatever you prefer.

Optional – peel and chop up the onions, pepper and mushrooms and scatter them over and around the fillets.

Seal the baking foil or parchment and place in your halogen oven, on the low rack.

Set the timer to 25 minutes and the temperature to 200 C / 400 F.

salmon and vegetables cooked in halogen ovenCome back when you hear the bell ping and remove the fish. If you’ve gone for the option with vegetables that will probably be more than enough – but you can also serve with potatoes or rice, whatever you like.

It takes about 35 minutes from start to finish, which makes it a great meal to prepare when you’ve just got home from work and you’re short of time.

Even Quicker Salmon Fillets In The Halogen Oven

Personally, I think that 35 minutes, including prep time is pretty good. However, the short video below shows you how a professional cook can get the job done even faster!


  • Riaz Shah says:

    Hey Hamish,
    Whoa looking at that Salmon makes me want to have a bite, I love cooking but sometimes it takes too much time and the halogen oven looks amazing.

    But why is it called Halogen though, is it because there is some from of halogen element involved that makes the nice and moist instead of dry?

    • admin says:

      Hi Riaz,

      Thanks for stopping by. It’s called a halogen oven because the heating element is a halogen light bulb.

      I should really have explained that in the post – shouldn’t I? Thanks for pointing it out!

  • louloublogger1980 says:

    That salmon looks absolutely delicious. I can’t believe there’s so few ingredients it looks so easy to make and also so healthy.
    I’ve been contemplating purchasing a halogen oven for some time now as I’ve heard such good things about it. And considering the health benefit a now think it’s worth the investment. Thanks for sharing

    • admin says:

      Hi LouLou,

      It’s dead easy to make. Takes no time and is very healthy. You should definitely have a look at halogen ovens. They are very inexpensive right now.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

  • Karin says:

    That looks good! Thanks for sharing that recipe. I have a halogen oven and I find it very convenient. I get home from work late and I don’t have time to cook something in the traditional oven. That fish recipe will be my next thing to cook in the halogen oven.

    • admin says:

      Hi Karin,

      Thanks for stopping by. The halo oven is ideal for when you don’t have much time – just the fact that you don’t need to wait for it to heat up is a big time saver.

      Go ahead and try the salmon. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  • Bob says:

    This sounds really nice. I would also place a lot of chilli pepper because the spice would open up a bit the flavors. Unfortunately, halogen oven is something i don’t have, so i guess i will not try this in the near future :/ i will definitely try it in normal oven 🙂

  • Netta says:

    Hey Jim:

    I’ve never even HEARD about the Halogen Oven! Wow!

    I am not a big fan of microwaving. Reheating already-prepared food is okay, but having the option of cooking something from scratch and having it turn out as well as you say is exciting. The energy-saving’s a big bonus.

    Thank you for your post.

    • admin says:

      Hi Netta,

      Thanks for stopping by. To be honest, I rarely use the microwave – and when I do, it’s just for heating up already cooked food, just as you say. The halogen oven, on the other hand, gets used every day. It’s fast and incredibly versatile.

  • Kegan says:

    Wow! I had no idea that there was a halogen oven at all – I’ve heard of convection (which I’ve burned my hand on previously), but not Halogen.

    We’re personally vegan, so no meat or fish for us – but this seems like a really great alternative to the ever toxic microwave!

    • admin says:

      Hi Kegan,

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, definitely a better alternative to the microwave. Healthier and much more versatile too!

  • Mellisa Anna says:

    This looks really delicious! I especially like healthy recipes with only a few ingredients. I had no idea that there was a halogen oven at all and I don’t own one yet so i will just try with regular oven first. Halogen oven seems like it could replace microwave anytime in the future, I think that would be nice since it is healthier and energy saving.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • admin says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Give it a try in a normal oven to start off with – should be just fine (but will take a bit longer).

      I have both a halogen oven and a microwave. the difference is that I use the halogen oven for actual cooking, whereas the micro is just used (infrequently) for heating things up.

      Enjoy your fish!

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