In this grilled halibut recipe, a soy sauce and jalapenos marinade adds an interesting layer of bold flavors to the halibut’s sweet, mild taste.
In this grilled halibut recipe, a marinade made with soy sauce and jalapeno peppers adds an interesting layer to the fish’s mild taste.
I love the mild taste of halibut and its firm texture. But like most white fish, it can sometimes taste a little bland. However, with the marinade used here, it is anything but bland!
Halibut is a fish that is especially suitable for grilling, because of its firm texture, but this recipe also works with cod.
As for sides to go with this dish, I like to serve grilled halibut with mashed cauliflower, omitting the Parmesan and adding a tablespoon of sesame oil for a more Asian flavor.
Another halibut recipe that I really like is this recipe for blackened halibut. Much like this recipe for grilled halibut, the secret is adding a wonderful mix of spices that adds lots of bold flavors, and taking care not to overcook the fish.
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
- 4 (6 oz) halibut steaks, skin on
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
- 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Heat grill to medium-high.
- In a small bowl, combine the avocado oil and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Brush the fish with the mixture and season with salt and pepper.
- In another small bowl, prepare the sauce by mixing together the remaining tablespoon of soy sauce, the rice vinegar, ginger, jalapeño and cilantro. Set aside.
- Oil the grill. Grill the fish until opaque throughout, about 5 minutes per side.
- Spoon the sauce over the grilled halibut and serve.