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Halibut & Lemon Basil

It's the time of year that local halibut can be found fresh in your local supermarkets. Take advantage of this short season, ( May-September) Adding fresh lemons and basil create the perfect twist for a summer BBQ. You can choose to use fillet or steaks. Steaks are cheaper and you need to work with cartilage. Don't add sweet sauces to this recipe.  Whatever you do, don't mess with this fish, it's delicious in its own seasonings.
  • 5-6 ounces halibut steaks or fillet.
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons drained capers.
  1. Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic and lemon peel in small bowl to blend
  2. Stir in basil and capers. 
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper 
  1. Prepare barbecue/  (medium-high)
  2. Season fillets with salt and pepper (medium seasoning)
  3. Rinse fish and pat fish dry with paper towel.
  4. Brush fish with vinaigrette dividing equally for coating of both sides.
  5. Skin side should be laid down first.
  6. Cook fish approximately 4 minutes per side depending on how thick it is.
  7. Transfer fish to plates and pour remaining vinaigrette over fish and garnish with fresh basil.
  8. Fresh roasted potatoes and asparagus are perfect side dishes. 


  1. A perfect recipe for the halibut I'd planned to cook. thanks, Marg - the pictures whet my appetite.

  2. That looks great !! I'll try this recipe !!

  3. Oh my that sounds delicious - so wonderful to live on the coast where it's fresh and in season. Your seasoning sounds perfect. Right now we are on the other coast and Lobster is on the menu tonight. Doesn't get much better than fresh seafood Marg!

    1. Oh, I bet you could use the same seasonings on lobster. What a succulent meal. Enjoy!


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