Grilled Halibut

Grilled Halibut

Super tasty

 

Halibut cooked on the grill is one of the easiest methods of preparing this fish and it doesn't matter if you have filets or steaks.  Seasoning can be anything you choose from fresh lemon or lime juice, spices your  taste buds desire at the moment to nothing at all.  Make sure you oil the grill grate with olive oil before placing this somewhat pricey fish over the coals.  This will insure that the fish does not stick while cooking.
 
What You'll Need
 
Halibut filets or steaks (approx. 1 inch thick)
Medium hot coals in the grill
Pastry brush
Olive Oil
Seasoning of your choice
Prepare the coals for the grill approximately 30 minutes before you plan to cook.  The coals should be spread out beneath the grill grate and moderately hot.  Test this by placing you hand over the grate and counting - you should get to four before the heat becomes too hot to keep your hand in place.
 
Brush each filet or steak with olive oil.  Once again this will keep them from sticking on the grill.  Apply any desired seasonings.  
 
Place the halibut on the grill grate at a 45 degree angle.  Allow to cook for 2 minutes and then rotate them another 45 degrees for the 'professional' looking grill marks.  Cook for another two minutes.
 
Turn the halibut over and repeat the above process.  Total cooking time for the halibut, either steaks or filets, is around 8 minutes.
 
Serve with baked potatoes and roasted vegetables for a full meal.  Or flake the fish and serve over a fresh salad for a light, but filling meal.