A Spring Favorite in My House: Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Recipes, Entrees
Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

When we think omega-3 essential fatty acids, most of us think salmon. But eating Atlantic halibut is another excellent way to add these healthy fats to your diet.

Halibut is filled with vital omega-3s that help to reduce triglycerides and blood pressure, and support your brain, joint, and skin health. Plus, unlike tuna or swordfish, it’s extremely low in mercury and other contaminants.
 
One of my favorite ways to eat halibut, especially at this time of year, is grilled. Pair it with a leafy green salad and some whole grains and you have a delicious, heart-healthy meal.

Grilled Mediterranean Halibut
Serves 4
4 (5 to 6 oz.) halibut steaks
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
½ tsp. grated lemon peel
3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped and divided
2 tsp. capers, drained
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and lemon peel. Stir in capers and 2 tablespoons basil. Season halibut with pepper. Brush with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice mixture. Broil (or grill) until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Whisk remaining vinaigrette and pour over fish. Garnish with remaining basil.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories 240; Total Fat 11 g Sodium 151 mg Total Carbohydrate 1 g Fiber 0 g; Protein 42 g

Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to cook fish?

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