Grilled Halibut with Ginger Butter

  • Yield: 4 servings


Grilled Halibut:
2tablespoons sesame oil
2tablespoons soy sauce
2tablespoons lemon juice or rice wine vinegar
2tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2teaspoon dried thyme
2-- green onions, chopped
-- Dash of cayenne pepper
4-- halibut steaks, 1 1/2-inches thick
Ginger Butter:
2-- green onions, finely chopped
1tablespoon peeled and minced ginger
1/2cup butter
-- Salt and pepper to taste
-- Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients for marinade in a shallow glass dish and add the halibut steaks turning once to coat thoroughly.  Cover and refrigerate 1-4 hours.
  2. Grill the fish over hot coals for 10 minutes for each inch of thickness, turning midway through the cooking time.  The fish should be firm to the touch.  Or, if you wish, broil the fish 6 inches from the source of the heat for the same length of time.
  3. Remove the fish to a warm platter.
  4. Prepare the Ginger Butter:  Process all ingredients in food processor and let stand at room temperature until ready to use.
  5. To serve, top each warm steak with a generous dollop of Ginger Butter.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Pasadena’s California Sizzles (Junior League of Pasadena, Inc., 1992).