Last Saturday evening we had Grilled Halibut for dinner. It’s very easy to make, and it’s a healthy meal!
Here’s how I prepared the halibut for grilling:
Grilled Halibut Dinner for Two
- 2 pieces of Halibut (approx 1 inch thick, 1/2 lb per piece)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice (concentrated)
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp dried dill or 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
Mix marinade ingredients together in a mixing bowl or flat dish (corning ware?) that is large enough to hold the fish.
Rinse Halibut pieces and pat dry. Place the Halibut in the marinade container, turning once or twice to make sure the fish is covered in marinade. Let sit for approximately 30 minutes prior to cooking.
When cooking fish in the oven or on the grill it’s good to keep in mind that it takes approximately 10 minutes to thoroughly cook a 1 inch piece of fish.
Prepare the grill by oiling it and once it’s reached a high temperature place your fish on the grill. Halibut usually has skin on one side so place the skin side down when you first begin to cook the fish. Turn after approximately five minutes and cook the other side for another five minutes (10 minutes in total per inch thickness of fish) or until the fish is opaque and begins to flake easily. (test with knife or fork while cooking.)
Serve the fish immediately after cooking. Asparagus and grilled vegetables are wonderful additions to this meal.
When preparing Asparagus I rinse the asparagus, then snap off the hard ends on the stalks. I then place the Asparagus spears in a microwave steaming dish and cook them for approximately three minutes.
Once the Asparagus spears are tender I drain any water from the microwave steamer, place the asparagus in the bottom tray with a little bit of margarine (we use canola margarine) and a few drops of lemon juice concentrate. I then toss the asparagus in the margarine and lemon juice and serve. The lemon really adds to the flavor of the asparagus. Delicious.
Grilled vegetables are easy to prepare and cook on the grill. You can grill just about any vegetable on the grill (onion, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, garlic, tomato etc) – just make sure that you cut your veggies large enough so that they don’t fall through the grill and or use a veggie grilling basket on your barbecue.
The other day I purchased a basket of zucchini and a basket of green peppers – what better than to grill them!
Simple marinade for grilled veggies:
- two tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder or 1/2 tsp finely diced fresh garlic
- sprinkle of ground pepper
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning mix
Mix marinade ingredients together in a bowl.
Prepare vegetables for grilling
- 1 Zucchini
- 1 pepper
- Cut Zucchini in half lengthwise and then quarter each half creating 8 zucchini wedges
- Clean and Quarter the pepper removing all seeds
- (prepare any other vegetables you might like to try grilling)
- Toss the vegetable pieces in the marinade and let sit for approximately 30 minutes before grilling.
- grill veggies on medium to low heat, turning often to prevent charring. Serve immediately once done.
If you enjoy grilled vegetables you should look at this grilled veggie recipe! The recipe above is very simple, but if you want really tasty grilled vegetables or your cooking to impress this grilled vegetable recipe is the one that I’d use! Yummy!
This meal if very quick and easy to prepare and oh, it tastes so good! Give it a try and let me know how you liked it!