15 Amazing Grilled Halibut Recipes To Spice Up Your BBQ

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Finally… BBQ season has arrived! It’s time to enjoy the sunshine, good company, and most importantly of all, great food. It is truly our favorite time of year. 

15 Tantalizing Grilled Halibut Recipes To Spice Up Your BBQ

However, we know the stress associated with hosting summer get-togethers. It can often feel as though you’re serving the same BBQ dishes over and over again.

We know that there are only so many burgers and salads that you can endure. 

If you’re interested in spicing up your BBQ menu, why not try grilled halibut? It is a subtle fish, so everybody is certain to enjoy it.

It has a wonderful texture, and it can be incorporated into many different dishes. As a bonus, it’s super easy to cook! 

To find your perfect grilled halibut dish, take a look at the 15 tantalizing grilled halibut recipes to spice up your BBQ below.

Whether you need food for a casual get-together or a more upmarket soiree, there is something for everyone. 

Grilled Halibut In Soy-Ginger Marinade

Grilled Halibut In Soy-Ginger Marinade

If you are on the hunt for a recipe that will really spice up your BBQ, look no further than this grilled halibut in a soy and ginger marinade.

The marinade is wonderfully fresh and certain to leave all of your guests wanting more!

The ingredients list is fairly small for this recipe. However, there are some specific ingredients that you will need, such as soy sauce.

You should also try to purchase Alaskan halibut because it is superior in quality. 

Nhoam Trey Mhasamout (Grilled Halibut Salad) 

Nhoam Trey Mhasamout (Grilled Halibut Salad)

This traditional Cambodian dish is such a treat at a BBQ or summer gathering. It is wonderfully light and refreshing, but super filling and absolutely bursting with flavor! What more could you ask for? 

Admittedly, the ingredients list is rather long for this recipe. However, it is definitely worth purchasing all of the ingredients. Once you’ve made this dish, you’ll want to make it again and again and again!

Grilled Lemon Garlic Halibut Steaks 

Grilled Lemon Garlic Halibut Steaks 

If you’re on the hunt for a grilled halibut dish that can fill a gap in your weeknight dinner repertoire, this dish is perfect.

It can be ready and on the table within just 30 minutes, it’s super healthy, and even the pickiest of eaters are certain to enjoy it!

Apart from the halibut, the ingredients list generally consists of ingredients that you likely already have somewhere in your kitchen.

In fact, if you don’t have access to halibut, you could swap it out for a tuna steak instead!

Grilled Halibut With Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette 

Grilled Halibut With Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette 

This dish is sure to impress any guest at a BBQ or party. Even though it is simple, it looks absolutely gorgeous, and every mouthful is a veritable explosion of juicy, fresh, and bright flavors. 

We recommend serving this dish with some fresh, marinated tomatoes. However, it can be served with pretty much anything – making it perfect for casual buffet-style get-togethers.

Make sure that you use lots of very fresh basil for the best results. 

Grilled Halibut With Strawberry Salad 

Grilled Halibut With Strawberry Salad 

Ok, hear us out. If you haven’t yet discovered the wonders of a strawberry salad, then you have to try this recipe.

We know that it sounds a bit, well, weird… but after one bite, you’re sure to become obsessed!

We absolutely love this recipe. It is fun, bright, tasty, and most importantly of all, super quick and easy to throw together!

It takes just 30 minutes in total to cook, with just 15 minutes of preparation – so this is a great option for all of you last-minute hosts out there!

Lime Herb-Grilled Halibut

Lime Herb-Grilled Halibut

Citrus plus halibut is a match made in heaven. Whilst most recipes tend to rely on lemon, why not give lime a try?

This recipe is bright, fresh, tasty, and unlike any other halibut you’ve ever had at a BBQ. It is sure to wow your guests. 

The flavor of this dish comes from the fresh and top-quality ingredients. Make sure that you invest in top-quality ground pepper, seasoned salt, and hot sauce.

Apart from these, the ingredients list is very simple – just remember, the fresher the better! 

Bobby Flay’s Grilled Halibut With A Twist 

If anyone knows anything about food, it’s Bobby Flay. As such, you’re in excellent hands with this recipe.

We know that cooking fish can often feel daunting, but this recipe makes it feel like a breeze. 

The marinade, made from orange and tarragon, is truly one of the most delicious marinades we’ve ever tried.

Be sure to marinate the fish in a plastic bag to ensure that it soaks up as much as possible. We love serving this dish with grilled asparagus. 

Grilled Halibut Nicoise Salad With Market Vegetables 

As you might have already guessed, halibut really lends itself well to salads. It is light, has a great texture, and isn’t too overpowering.

If you’re in need of a light and tasty side dish, this Nicoise salad is certain to be a crowd favorite. 

For the best results, you should use seasonal vegetables. We recommend scallions, Romano beans, eggplants, or new potatoes.

Also, the recipe suggests that you make a green olive tapenade, however, if you don’t have the time, a shop-bought version will do. 

Grilled Fish Tacos 

Who doesn’t love tacos? They are just so versatile.

Whether you’re hoping to make a delicious feast for family and friends, or you want a fun weeknight dinner that the adults and kids around the table will enjoy, these grilled fish tacos are ideal. 

We think that halibut is the perfect fish for this recipe. When grilled, it becomes super tender and flaky, perfect for filling a taco!

If you have the time, we recommend making some homemade guacamole and salsa to go with these. 

Grilled Lemon Pepper Halibut And Squash Foil Packs 

Cooking fish in foil is fool-proof. It is a great way to ensure that the fish becomes super flavorful, tender, and juicy.

It also produces way less mess than other methods, so you can save yourself some clean up time! 

We love just how simple this recipe is. You need just 7 different ingredients and 30 minutes in total.

It is also perfect for small get-togethers – what could be more convenient than making up every guest their own little foil parcel of deliciousness? 

Grilled Halibut With Tomato And Caper Sauce

Grilled halibut and tomatoes is one of our favorite combinations ever. The acidity and sweetness of the tomatoes combined with that beautiful flaky and buttery fish is just wonderful.

This recipe, in particular, has a great balance of flavors. 

The best thing about this dish is that it is so low maintenance.

The sauce can be made well in advance, the fish can be grilled at the last minute, and it is just as tasty when served at room temperature. Perfect, right? 

Grilled Halibut Steaks With Potatoes, Olives, And Onions 

If you’re hosting a big event, and fancy putting on a bit of a show when it comes to the food, this dish couldn’t be more perfect for you.

It does take a bit longer than some of the other dishes discussed here, but it is super delicious and looks beautiful on the table. 

Despite requiring a few extra ingredients and a bit more time than others, this recipe is still quite simple.

It is mainly focused on emphasizing the wonderful flavors of the fresh ingredients used. Make sure to buy a good-quality rustic loaf to serve. 

Barbeque Halibut Steaks 

The name of this recipe is very simple. However, it includes an unexpected twist.

These barbeque halibut steaks are coated with a soy sauce and brown sugar combination that adds a special zing to the dish. 

If you want to spice up your BBQ food but don’t have the time or money to spend on over-the-top dishes, this one is a great option. It requires just 7 ingredients and 25 minutes in total to make! 

Can Grilled Halibut Be Cooked to Perfection Using the Guide to Grilling Time and Temperatures?

Grilled halibut can definitely be cooked to perfection using the guide to grilling time and temperatures. By following the recommended cooking times and temperature settings, you can ensure that your halibut is grilled to perfection, with a moist and tender texture and delicious, smoky flavor.

Grilled Halibut With Blistered Tomatoes And Arugula 

Grilled Halibut With Blistered Tomatoes And Arugula 

This dish is perfect for summer. Imagine sitting in the sunshine, drinking a cold glass of wine, and biting into well-seasoned blistered tomatoes and flaky halibut… sounds incredible, right?

Our mouths are watering just thinking about it. 

The secret to this dish is all in the tomato salad. Whilst it is important that the halibut is cooked well and seasoned properly, the tomato salad really brings the plate to life.

Make sure that you don’t hold back with the extra virgin olive oil! 

20-Minute Grilled Halibut

We thought we’d end this list with a super simple and quick halibut dish.

Whilst halibut can be used in all sorts of all-singing and all-dancing recipes, it is worth noting that it is absolutely gorgeous when it is simply cooked and seasoned well. 

This recipe is ultra-quick and simple, but produces some seriously tasty halibut! We love serving this as a part of a large BBQ buffet in the summer. It works wonderfully with fresh and acidic salads. 

Check Out This Grilled Grouper Recipes Too!

Looking for new grilling ideas? Check out these mouthwatering grilled grouper recipes! Whether you prefer a simple lemon and herb marinade or a zesty citrus salsa, there’s a recipe to suit every taste. Fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy some delicious fish!


If you’re looking to spice up your BBQ food, grilled halibut is an absolute must. It is versatile, easy to cook, and super delicious!

Whether you need a quick and easy side dish or an over-the-top spectacle, there should be a grilled halibut recipe perfect for you.

We hope that this list has inspired you to incorporate grilled halibut into your summer get-togethers.

Julian Wells

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