Halibut in Tropical Rum Sauce

Halibut in Tropical Rum Sauce
Halibut in Tropical Rum Sauce. Renee Cornet/Getty Images
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 5
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
298 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 5
Amount per serving
Calories 298
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 39g
Calcium 33mg 3%
*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.)

This grilled halibut dish is accompanied by a sweet yet spicy sauce. Very flavorful!


  • 5 6-ounce (170 g) halibut fillets (no skin)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.25 mL) fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish: cilantro sprigs
  • For Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) light rum
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) lime juice
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) pineapple preserves
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Steps to Make It

1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.  

2. Place all sauce ingredients in medium saucepan.  

3. Simmer over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3-4 minutes more.

4. Remove from heat.  Reheat sauce for 1-2 minutes before serving with fish.

5. Brush fish with some of the melted butter and season with salt and pepper.  

6. Place onto grill grate and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on​ the thickness of fillets.

7. Baste with remaining butter during​ the cooking process. Once fish reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, it is done.  

8. Remove from heat, top with warmed rum sauce, and garnish with cilantro. 

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