Halibut in Tropical Rum Sauce

Halibut in Tropical Rum Sauce
Halibut in Tropical Rum Sauce. Renee Cornet/Getty Images
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 5
Ratings (6)

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

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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. 

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 298
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 114 mg
Sodium 201 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 39 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)