Halibut On Grill Recipe

This basic halibut recipe incorporates all our best advice for grilling fish fillets properly and can be a glorious thingβ€”light and fresh, with a delicious simplicity.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Stir butter, lemon juice, onion powder, parsley, dill, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; spread evenly over halibut steaks. Cook on the preheated grill until fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  1. Preheat. Preheat your grill 375 degrees F.
  2. Prep the fish. Place the halibut fillet in a shallow baking dish. …
  3. Season. Gently toss the fillet to ensure all sides are evenly coated in the butter. …
  4. Oil the grill. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil. …
  5. Grill the halibut. …
  6. Serve.

Flaky and Tender GRILLED HALIBUT | How To

Grilled Halibut πŸ”—

Grilled Halibut is one of our favorite fishes to throw on the grill. Add a tropical mango salsa and you have a perfect summertime main!

Prep: 5min

Total: 20min


  • 4 (4-6-oz.) halibut steaks
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high and brush halibut with oil on both sides then season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Grill halibut until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.


What temperature should halibut be grilled at?

The most traditional way to prepare halibut is to pan-fry a fillet and serve it with a simple sauce over a bed of greens.

Do you leave the skin on halibut when grilling?

While you can cook at high heat and then finish at lower heat, we like the simplicity of grilling at one temperature. The ideal temperature for grilled halibut is medium high heat, or 375 to 450 degrees.

How do you know when halibut is done on the grill?

If you prefer to eat halibut without the skin, use a sharp knife to separate the skin from the flesh of the fish. A fillet knife works best for this, but any sharp knife will work. Halibut skin is edible and becomes nice and crispy when it is grilled.

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