Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Halibut was on sale again at Whole Foods, so we decided to try our hand at grilling it. It was absolutely fabulous! I’m definitely buying more the next time it’s on sale! 🙂

Halibut with basil

Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Adapted from Bon Appetit, July 1995
Serves 4

2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
3 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil
2 tsp drained capers
2 large halibut steaks (about 10 oz each)

Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic cloves and grated lemon peel in small bowl to blend. Stir in 2
tablespoons fresh basil and capers. Season vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1
hour ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Season halibut steaks with salt and pepper.
Brush fish with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette, dividing equally. Grill or broil halibut steaks until just cooked
through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer fish to plates. Rewhisk remaining vinaigrette; pour over
fish. Divide each steak in half, place onto 4 plates. Garnish fish with remaining 1 tablespoon basil and serve.

Nutritional info:
Calories: 180.6
Total Fat: 5.6 g
Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
Sodium: 119.2 mg
Total Carbs: 1.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 30.2 g


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