Grilled Halibut in Lemon Garlic Herb Sauce

Grilled fish is one of the great pleasures of having warmer weather. This is a simple and fast dish that is packed full of amazing flavor. The sauce is inspired by a Salmoriglio sauce – which is a tangy, herby, lemony sauce of which there are countless variations. But this variation is incredibly simple, and the marinade doubles as the sauce. You cant get much more simple than this – and the simplicity allows the delicate flavor of the fish to shine.

Halibut is an amazing choice of fish, since it stands up well to the grill, but you can use any meaty fish like Swordfish or Mahi-Mahi. A flaky fish might just fall apart on the grill, but you actually make this dish with a flaky fish by sauteing or broiling it instead of grilling.

Grilled Halibut in Lemon Garlic Herb Sauce


  • 1 lb Halibut filet, skin removed
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients, except halibut, in a bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill for high-heat.
  3. Brush half of the marinade on the fish, reserve the rest for a sauce. Marinate for about 20 minutes, or until the grill preheats.
  4. Grill the halibut, flipping once, until just done (about 3 minutes per side)
  5. Remove.  Serve with sauce, and additional lemon wedges if desired.


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