This recipe for Grilled Halibut with Garlic Cilantro Sauce came from the mother of one of my students. The recipe has been archived, but I’m leaving the printer-friendly recipe here so people can find it. Check out Grilled Halibut with Basil Vinaigrette if you want another great recipe for grilled halibut that has lots of information about cooking fish on the grill.


  • 6 halibut fillets or steaks


  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tsp. lime zest (from 2 limes)
  • 3 T fresh lime juice
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Saute garlic in a small amount of olive oil for two minutes.
  2. Add chicken stock and lime zest and simmer about ten minutes, until stock is slightly reduced.
  3. Stir in lime juice and olive oil and heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in cilantro and cook 1 minute more.
  5. Brush fish on both sides with sauce and let marinate 15 minutes while you pre-heat gas or charcoal grill to high heat. (For fish, I spray my grill with nonstick spray before I start heating it.)
  6. Grill fish until firm, but not hard, to the touch, about 5 minutes per side.To get nice grill marks, lay fish on a diagonal to grill slats, then rotate after about 3 minutes cooking time on the first side.
  7. Serve fish hot with additional sauce spooned over each piece of fish.


Other grilled fish I think would taste great with this include Sea Bass, Mahi Mahi, and Swordfish. You could also serve it with Tilapia, Red Snapper, or Sole, which I would probably bake or saute in a pan, since they’re rather delicate for the grill.







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