Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic Butter Recipe -
Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 33 mins

Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic Butter

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"Delicious! My husband absolutely loves this recipe! Fish is simply seasoned with lime juice, then served with a cilantro lime garlic sauce. Serve over a bed of greens with a nice loaf of bread for a complete meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    33 mins


  1. Preheat a grill for high heat. Squeeze the juice from the lime wedges over fish fillets, then season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill fish fillets for about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and fish can be flaked with a fork. Remove to a warm serving plate.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic; cook and stir just until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the butter, remaining lime juice and cilantro. Serve fish with the cilantro butter sauce.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 18, 2008

Very good. I marinated fish for 6-7 hrs in garlic,olive oil cilantro and lime juice, then seared in olive oil, and added a lid to finish cooking. After removing the fish to a plate, I dumped the marinade into the fry pan, cooked for a few minutes with some additional lime juice, then stirred in the butter until melted. Fresh cilantro is a must in this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2006

I thought this lacked flavor. I think I should have subbed Old Bay for salt & maybe added some italian seasoning. I also think it needs more lime juice (I used fresh)...& it would probably benefit from a quick marinade in a little olive oil w/ lime. This was quick & easy & required little prep though...thanks for lettng me try it.

Jul 17, 2006

Delicious and easy! My husband said this was his favorite thing I've ever made. I used tilapia, as well, and added some capers to the saute pan. Served with wild rice and baked sweet potato. The flavors merged well! I'll definitely make again.

Feb 12, 2007

This turned out better than I thought it might! I melted the butter in pan under the broiler added the garlic for a couple min. then put the halibut in and salted it and sqeezed fresh lime juice over and cilantro chopped. I had a small amount of halibut so I just used the ingredients here to give me the way to cook it. The flavor was good

Dec 06, 2007

This was a wonderful meal. All of my picky eaters ate it. I love the way the cilantro butter sauce tasted with the fish. Will probably use it on shrimp too next time

May 08, 2006

This was so easy and quick. I think the general concensus was that it was a little heavy on the lime but perhaps that was because I didn't measure! I used Red Snapper instead of halibut and it was good. My kids complained about the cilantro - they thought it was spinach! So maybe I'd cut down on the amount of cilantro next time - more for presentation than taste though.

May 07, 2006

I loved this dish mainly because I really love lime. I think any white fish will do.

Aug 08, 2008

This was really really good. I used mahi mahi instead of halibut. I served this with the Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce from this site and also a side of lemon pasta. It was a great meal!


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  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 35.4 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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