Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic Butter

Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic Butter

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"Delicious! My husband absolutely loves this recipe! Fish is simply seasoned with lime juice, then served with a cilantro lime garlic sauce. Serve over a bed of greens with a nice loaf of bread for a complete meal."


33 m servings 276 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 35.4 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat a grill for high heat. Squeeze the juice from the lime wedges over fish fillets, then season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill fish fillets for about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and fish can be flaked with a fork. Remove to a warm serving plate.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic; cook and stir just until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the butter, remaining lime juice and cilantro. Serve fish with the cilantro butter sauce.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 208 Ratings


Very good. I marinated fish for 6-7 hrs in garlic,olive oil cilantro and lime juice, then seared in olive oil, and added a lid to finish cooking. After removing the fish to a plate, I dumped th...

Delicious and easy! My husband said this was his favorite thing I've ever made. I used tilapia, as well, and added some capers to the saute pan. Served with wild rice and baked sweet potato. ...

This turned out better than I thought it might! I melted the butter in pan under the broiler added the garlic for a couple min. then put the halibut in and salted it and sqeezed fresh lime juice...

I thought this lacked flavor. I think I should have subbed Old Bay for salt & maybe added some italian seasoning. I also think it needs more lime juice (I used fresh)...& it would probably bene...

This was a wonderful meal. All of my picky eaters ate it. I love the way the cilantro butter sauce tasted with the fish. Will probably use it on shrimp too next time

This was so easy and quick. I think the general concensus was that it was a little heavy on the lime but perhaps that was because I didn't measure! I used Red Snapper instead of halibut and it w...

I loved this dish mainly because I really love lime. I think any white fish will do.

This was really really good. I used mahi mahi instead of halibut. I served this with the Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce from this site and also a side of lemon pasta. It was a gre...

This was super easy to make and even my picky teenager ate it! I used Tilapia rather than the halibut, and served it over fresh spinach.