Grilled Halibut In Foil Recipes

The results are fantastic when you prepare your ingredients, combine them on a sheet of aluminum foil, fold the aluminum foil over, crimp the edges, and grill the aluminum foil packets.

Additionally, you can simply toss the foil after you’ve finished cooking and transferred the food to plates, giving you more time to focus on the dessert, which is always the most important part of any meal.

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Wegmans Grilled Foil Packet Halibut

Grilled Halibut in Foil Packets 🔗

My grilled halibut in foil packets delivers moist, flavorful fish that is not only delicious but also a pretty presentation.
Note: You can also prepare these foil packets in the oven.

Prep: 10min

Total: 25min


  • halibut fillets, ½ to ¾ inch thick
  • onion, sliced thin and separated into individual rings
  • mini colored peppers, sliced into rings
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon, sliced thin
  • fresh thyme


  1. Preheat your grill. If cooking in the oven, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut one 12×18 piece of heavy duty foil for each fish packet. Spray with cooking spray.
  3. Place one filet on each piece of foil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Layer with onion rings and pepper rings. Drizzle with olive oil and place a small pat of butter on top.
  5. Add three lemon slices on top of each filet and top with fresh sprigs of thyme.
  6. Fold foil over fish until edges meet. Seal by folding foil to create packet (see photo in post). Repeat for the end of the packet. Be sure to leave space for steam to circulate.
  7. Place on hot grill and cover, grilling for 7 minutes. Flip packets and continue to cook for 8 minutes or until you can flake fish with a fork and vegetables are tender. If baking, place on cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Be careful opening foil packets as the steam will be hot. You can serve the foil packet on a plate, cut an X on the top of each packet and fold back the foil. If you prefer not to serve the fish in the foil, you can also use a slotted spatula to remove the fish and place on a plate. Serve with vegetables and lemon slices on top and drizzle juices from foil pack before serving.


How do you grill halibut in tin foil?

Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion. Fold foil over fish and vegetables so that the edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch folds; fold again. Cover and grill packets over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork and vegetables are tender.

How long should I grill fish in aluminum foil?

Depending on the thickness of your fish, cook it for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is opaque and cooked through, after placing the foil packets on the side of the grill where the burners aren’t lit (indirect heat).

How do you grill halibut without drying it out?

Prepare the fish by placing the halibut fillet in a shallow baking dish. Season. Gently toss the fillet to ensure that all sides are evenly coated in the butter. Oil the grill. Wet a paper towel with cooking oil. Grill the halibut. Serve.

Do you flip halibut when grilling?

In order to determine how long to cook grilled halibut, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the fish; it should register 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes skin side up until grill marks form and the flesh starts to release from the grates. Flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes skin side up until flaky.

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