Grilled Halibut with Pepper Harissa sauce

The sauce can be reddish if a red pepper is used, any other color will tun green.

The sauce can be reddish if a red pepper is used, any other color will turn green.

This is a fantastic spicy sauce that takes advantage of grilled peppers. It is a perfect match for fresh Halibut steaks that Katherine’s coworker brought back from Seattle. Have we mentioned we love this coworker?

The sauce would also work for grilled pork or chicken. We had a nice salad to start and grilled baby eggplant on the side. All in all it was the perfect summer meal.

Grilled Halibut and Pepper Harissa Sauce

  • 1 lb halibut steaks about 2″ thick
  • 2 red or orange peppers
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • lime
  • cilantro
  • paprika
  • Salt/pepper

Rub fish with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and paprika. Let marinate for 30 minutes. Prepare grill and char bell peppers, garlic and jalapeno. remove from heat and let cool then peel skin from peppers and puree in blender with garlic, juice from lime and cilantro to taste. Arrange grill for indirect heat and grill halibut until almost rare but still slightly raw in the center, about 15 minutes. Remove fish and serve on top of sauce.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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4 Responses to Grilled Halibut with Pepper Harissa sauce

  1. Gerlinde says:

    This looks really good, I love the pepper sauce

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    Love halibut and what a nice way to serve this great fish.

  3. We just returned from Seattle too, and I am so envious of the amazing seafood that they have access to. This halibut looks amazing. Cooked perfectly, plump and moist.

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