This is an easy and delicious grilled halibut recipe with honey and lemon will have you falling in love with fish all over again! Enjoy a healthy and delicious meal ready in just minutes whether you prepare it on an outdoor grill or on your stovetop.
Fish has always just been okay. It has been served to us overcooked, dry, and without enough seasoning or marinade. So, please forgive us if we’ve neglected our omega 3s and skipped the fish more often than not. The truth is, it took awhile to discover how delicious a well cooked filet of fish could actually taste. There are still certain types of fish that we don’t love, but we are head over heals for halibut.
The trick with fish is to not overcook it. It is done as soon as it can be flaked with a fork, and should be taken off the heat as soon as it turns white. This particular marinade is great on lots of different fish, but halibut will always be our favorite. It is mild in flavor and brings out the delicate flavors of the fish. Serve it with a spritz of additional lemon juice for that extra hit of acidity.
Is halibut a good fish to eat?
When it comes to healthy eating, halibut is a great addition to a healthy diet and is full of omega 3 fatty acids. For those who are concerned about sustainability, Atlantic Wild Caught Halibut is on the do not eat list as the stock is depleted, while Pacific Halibut is okay.
What other types of fish can I use with this recipe?
Halibut is an oily white fish. Similar white fishes that can be substituted for halibut include fluke, flounder, and turbot. For halibut steaks, cod or striped bass are also acceptable substitutes.
Fish Buying Tip:
When purchasing fish, including halibut, always ask to smell it first. It shouldn’t smell fishy or ocean-like at all. That’s how you know you’ve got a good piece. Fish that is frozen should be eaten as soon as it is thawed.
Outdoor Grill vs. Indoor Cooking
This recipe can be used on an outdoor gas grill, or indoors using a grill pan. You can also use the same recipe on the stovetop using a regular large heavy skillet.
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- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound fresh halibut filet
- Portion your halibut by cutting it with a sharp knife into 3 or 4 pieces. A serving size of fish is 3 to 6 oz so portion it depending on the particular size of your filet. Brush both sides of each with the liquid mixture.
- Heat pan until it is sizzling hot (a drop of water sizzles and immediately evaporates when it hits the pan. Sear the halibut for 90 seconds on each side. Reduce the heat to medium and cook each side for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork.
This recipe first appeared on The Stay At Home Chef on January 22, 2013