These Mediterranean-inspired grilled halibut fillets are amazingly delicious and easy to make. Halibut lends itself well to live-fire cooking, and all you’ll need is a good spatula and a 12-14 minute cook time. These grilled halibut fillets are simply wonderful. Tuscan-inspired, these fillets go well with any type of Mediterranean side dish.
Grilled Halibut Fillets With Lemon
These grilled halibut fillets only need about 30 minutes of marinating time.
Lemon juice or other acids can break down fish and seafood relatively quickly. They begin to “cook” the surface of the halibut if left on too long. The fish can also become mushy and hard to grill.
Grilling Halibut Fillets:
These halibut fillets are cooked hot and fast, which means a shorter cooking time at a higher temperature. If you are new to grilling fish, I recommend using a wood plank the first couple of times. Using a plank, you won’t need to flip the fish on the grill.
4 halibut fillets (6 oz)
1/3 cup olive oil
4-6 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon rosemary finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Combine olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, rosemary, and thyme in a small bowl. Set aside. Reserve salt and black pepper for later.
Place halibut fillets into a shallow glass baking dish. Pour mixture on top making sure to coat each steak well. Carefully cover with plastic wrap and place it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat grill for medium-high heat (about 375 to 400 degrees F.)
Remove fish from refrigerator and season each steak with salt and black pepper. Let sit at room temperature while the grill comes up to temperature.
Place fish onto the grill grate. Grill on one side for 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and continue another 5 to 7 minutes. Halibut is ideally cooked to an internal temperature of 130 to 135 degrees F. If you take the halibut steaks off the grill at 130 and place them on a warm plate, they will reach 135 before you get a chance to eat them.
Once cooked, remove from heat and place onto a clean serving dish. Serve with your favorite sides.