BBQ Halibut Steaks

    25 min

    An incredibly simple, yet delicious barbecue fish dish. Halibut is brushed with a sauce made with butter, brown sugar, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce and black pepper, before being grilled on the barbecue.

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    Serves: 3 

    • 30g butter
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 (450g) halibut steak

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat.
    2. Place butter, dark brown soft sugar, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce and pepper in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is completely dissolved.
    3. Lightly oil barbecue grate. Brush fish with dark brown soft sugar sauce and place on barbecue. Cook for 5 minutes per side or until fish can be easily flaked with a fork, basting with sauce. Discard remaining basting sauce.

    Alternative cooking methods

    When it's too cold for a barbecue, simply cook the halibut under the grill or in a frying pan.

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    Yummy!! I used halibut steaks (3 steaks about 1.75 lbs total) and marinated them for a couple of hours. I changed the marinade just a little - first of all I doubled it, and I used olive oil instead of butter. I also used honey instead of brown sugar and added a couple of extra garlic cloves. I used the garlic press instead of a knife for the garlic because I like the way pressed garlic works in a marinade. I grilled my halibut on a stovetop grill, 5 minutes on the first side and 4 on the second, and I boiled the leftover marinade to drizzle over the fish on the plate. We loved it and I will make it again. I'll probably use this marinade on a slightly less expensive fish - here in NY the halibut cost $15.99 lb, so, it was a bit pricey. But what a gorgeous fish steak! Thanks.  -  10 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Tried this recipe for the first time last night and I must say it was fantastic! I marinated the Halibut for several hours before grilling. I think the butter flavor is essential so rather than substituting oil for butter I just melted the butter and allowed it to sit in the marinade before adding the Halibut. Of course it thickened up again, but once the Halibut was on the grill, it just melted into the fish. My whole family enjoyed this recipe. Thank you!  -  13 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    How could I go wrong making this dish after all the excellent reviews? It was delicious! I marinated the halibut for about 4 hours, then baked it at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. It was awesome! I also doubed the sauce for extra marinade and dipping sauce. I can't wait to try the fish/marinade on the grill this Spring and Summer.  -  18 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)