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Citrus Halibut over Grilled Tomatoes

April 22, 2010

I bought a couple halibut steaks over the weekend after realizing that we’ve been eating a lot of red meat lately and not so much seafood. Halibut is a great fish if you don’t like the fishy taste of some fish (salmon). It’s mild in flavor, absorbs flavor easily and cooks up quick. Make sure you don’t overcook the halibut (4-5 minutes on each side is more than enough), the meat will start to flake off when you know it’s done. I threw this marinade together with what I had on hand, it would have been nice to add in some lemon juice but this mix worked well. The tomatoes cooked alongside the fish in the same saute pan, soaking up all the juices from the fish and marinade. I layered the tomatoes on the bottom with some fresh corn and topped it with the beautiful charred halibut. Serve with some couscous for an amazingly simple and delicious meal.

Citrus Halibut over Grilled Tomatoes

Serves 2


Halibut Marinade

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey (dissolved)
  • 2 halibut steaks
  • 2 large roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cooked corn
  • Cilantro


1. Mix all the ingredients of the marinade and let the fish marinade for at least 30 minutes-1 hour

2. Heat saute pan on medium high heat, spray with cooking spray

3. Slice tomatoes and layer around the side of the pan.

4. Cook halibut 4-5 minutes on each side, baste the fish with the leftover marinade (I ended up dumping in all the marinade and letting all the flavors meld together)

5. Layer tomatoes, corn, halibut on a plate and top with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2010 4:12 pm

    Looks delectable and a great idea for halibut – thanks for the idea. I posted on a halibut masala, if you want an Indian twist to this great fish of the Pacific:

  2. April 22, 2010 11:20 pm

    Sounds delicious and qualifies as a super food recipe. I’ll try this and will post about it when I do.

  3. rungrrl permalink
    April 23, 2010 4:56 pm

    I am SO making this after finals!

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