Cilantro Lime Fish Halibut

Lime and Cilantro Halibut
Lime and Cilantro Halibut. Rita Maas / Getty Images
  • Total: 34 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
557 Calories
17g Fat
27g Carbs
76g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This halibut is basted in a rich butter sauce loaded with fantastic flavor. You can serve this grilled fish by itself or use it in salads or fish tacos.


  • 4 halibut steaks, 1-inch thick
  • 3/4 cup/180 mL fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL butter 
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL sea salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL coarse ground black pepper
  • 4-6 lime wedges for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Place halibut in a glass baking dish and coat with lime juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside for 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.

  3. Add cilantro and red pepper flakes and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  4. Place halibut on preheated grill over a medium-high fire. Grill until opaque through the center, about 5 to 7 minutes per side.

  5. Baste frequently with butter sauce while grilling. Serve with lime wedges.