Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Halibut Wraps with Chipotle Lime Slaw

Halibut has a nice mild flavour. Since it's lean you want to make sure you don't over cook it. The slaw has a bit of a kick from the chipotle chili in adobe sauce. The Halibut and slaw is a great combination of texture and flavour. I serve these wraps with fresh Pico de Gala and tortilla chips.

To serve 4:
4 Halibut fillets
8 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • olive oil
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin

  1. Mix together dry rub ingredients.
  2. Brush meat lightly with olive oil. Then sprinkle rub on all sides of halibut fillets.
  3. Cover and place in refrigerator for approximately half hour. Prepare slaw.
  4. Spray grill racks with non stick spray. Heat grill to 450ยบ. 
  5. Place sliced lemons on grill in fashion so that you can lay halibut fillets on top of lemon slices. 
  6. Grill seasoned halibut 5 minutes on first side. Gently flip over and grill another 3-4 minutes. Check meat by flaking with a fork, making sure it is no longer translucent at the centre. Discard lemons.
  7. Remove meat and lightly tent with foil while you warm the tortilla shells on the grill. Place shells directly on grill for 30 seconds on each side. 
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped chipotle chili in adobe (This comes in a small can. It's very hot so you only need a small amount...but can add more as desired. The remainder of the can of chipotle chili's can be frozen separately on a piece of parchment paper Once frozen, put into a zip lock bag and freeze for future recipe) 
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  1. Shred cabbage and place in bowl.
  2. Stir together remaining slaw ingredients. Pour over cabbage and toss. 
  3. To serve fill heated shells with slaw and top with grilled Halibut. 


  1. This sounds yummy! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

  2. Oh my goodness that sounds delicious Kathy! Bookmarking this one.

  3. What are you serving on the side? It looks delicious!

  4. Looks absolutely scrumptious!! I'm going try soon! Rhoda

  5. Looks good, I have a son who loves fish, when he gets home from college I'll have to fix it up for him... Thanks for always sharing.

  6. Sounds really good! A nice light lunch!

  7. I made this last night for a family birthday dinner and it was delicious by all accounts. I made extra of the coleslaw and spread that out on a large platter and then laid the halibut steaks (pan fried, quick and hot - using the above great rub) on top of the coleslaw. Looked great. No tortillas necessary. I was cutting out the carbs in the main course to save room for the freshly made donuts 'cake' waiting for dessert. Thanks for another family favourite!