Caribbean Halibut Packets

Caribbean Halibut Packets
Caribbean Halibut Packets. Sian Irvine/Getty Images
  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves: 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
426 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 426
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 479mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 44g
Calcium 184mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In the mood for a Caribbean meal? Use a poblano if looking for a milder spice or crank up the heat with either a serrano or even a habanero pepper. 


  • 4 halibut fillets, about 6 ounces/170 g each
  • 1/2 cup/1200 mL sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoons/15 mL fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • 4 large pieces of aluminum foil
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL cilantro leaves (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Preheat grill medium high heat.
  3. Place one piece of halbut in each piece of foil. Combine, garlic, olive oil, thyme, lemon juice, and orange juice small bowl. Brush well with mixture on both sides of fish. Place equal portions of onion and poblano on each piece of fish. Season lightly with salt and black pepper.
  4. Crimp edges of foil over and seal packets well. Place on grill and cook for 10 minutes, turn, and cook for a remaining 10 minutes.
  5. When fish no longer appears opaque (at least an internal temperature of 145-150 degrees), and vegetables become tender, remove from heat. Allow packets to stand for 5 minutes before opening. Garnish with lemon wedges and cilantro leaves.