Grilled Halibut grills perfectly with simple seasoning and a lemon butter glaze. Delicious and an easy way to enjoy fresh fish.

Grilled Halibut on a plate
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We love to grill out seafood recipes. The fish always turns out flaky, tender and full of flavor. Grilled Halibut is one of our favorites as it takes minutes to prepare and grill.

If you love the way grilled seafood taste, then you will love this Olive Garden Herb Grilled Salmon Recipe or Bacon Wrapped Scallops on the Grill.

Why We Love this Recipe

Grilled Halibut is the perfect fish to grill because of the firm texture and low fishy taste. You can easily change the season to what you prefer to make a delicious meal.

We love to grill the halibut directly on the outdoor grill but you can also use a grill pan. Cooking fish has many healthy benefits, so I like to enjoy this recipe at least once a week.

Ingredients

Grilled Halibut ingredients - halibut fillets, olive oil, butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, Italian Seasoning, salt, pepper, lemons
  • Halibut Fillets
  • Olive Oil 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Lemon Juice (fresh) 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Italian Seasoning 
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Lemons sliced, for serving

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

This halibut fillets is easily prepared with your favorite seasoning. Other delicious spices to try are basil, fresh parsley, or fresh cilantro. Try a new sauce that consists of honey, lime juice, and butter. Easily brush this sauce on the fresh fish for a delicious meal idea.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (350-400 degrees Fahrenheit) and pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels.
  • Step 2 – Combine the seasoning together in a small bowl.
Combining the seasoning in a bowl with a bowl of fresh lemons and a plate of halibut
  • Step 3 – In a separate bowl whisk together the melted butter and lemon juice.  
Combining the melted butter and lemon together in a bowl with a plate fresh halibut
  • Step 4 – Rub the butter and lemon mixture onto both sides of the fish fillets. Then season both sides of the fish with the seasoning mixture.
Seasoning the halibut on a plate with a bowl of fresh lemon
  • Step 5 – Rub the remaining olive oil onto the grill grates to keep the fish from sticking to the grill.
  • Step 6 – Place the fish on the grill over direct heat and cook for 4-6 minutes per side. Cook until lightly browned and cooked through (internal temperature of 135-140 degrees Fahrenheit).
Grilling fresh halibut
  • Step 7 – Remove the fish from the gas grill.  Let the fish rest for 5 minutes then serve topped with the lemon juice from the slices and enjoy.

Expert Tips

  • Prepare Grill – Halibut fillets are best grilled on a preheated grill. We recommend oiling the grill grates to prevent the fish from sticking.
  • Prepare Halibut – Before seasoning the fresh fish, we recommend drying it with a paper towel. When purchasing your halibut, we like to choose the filet instead of the steak. Halibut steak has the skin on it and contains bones.
  • Seasoning – Combine the seasoning and lemon butter in two separate bowls. Then season both sides of the white fish for the best flavor.
Grilled Halibut on a plate

Serving Suggestions

This fresh fish is delicious served with many different side dish recipes. We like to prepare our sides directly on the grill for an easy cleanup. Our favorites include Bake Potatoes, Grilled Green Beans or Grilled Broccoli.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.

How to Reheat:

If you have an air fryer, we recommend reheating in the air fryer. If not, reheat on the stovetop until heated through.

Grilled Halibut on a plate with a side of broccoli and fresh lemon slices

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Grilled Halibut

5 from 1 vote
This grilled halibut is a flavorful recipe that is quick to make on the grill.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Let Rest 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 195

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (350-400 degrees Fahrenheit) and pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels.
  • Combine the seasoning together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the melted butter and lemon juice.
  • Rub the butter and lemon mixture onto both sides of the fish fillets and season both sides of the fish with the seasoning mixture.
  • Rub the remaining olive oil onto the grill grates to keep the fish from sticking to the grill.
  • Place the fish on the grill over direct heat and cook for 4-6 minutes per side until lightly browned and cooked through (internal temperature of 135-140 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Remove the fish from the grill.  Let the fish rest for 5 minutes then serve topped with the lemon juice from the slices and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 195kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 32g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 88mg, Sodium 519mg, Potassium 754mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 0.1g, Vitamin A 180IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 20mg, Iron 0.5mg

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