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Grilled Halibut with Lemon, Capers and Basil

This Grilled Halibut is simple, clean and fresh. With an Italian influence I used capers, fresh lemon and basil to marinate and spoon on top after grilling. This Grilled Halibut with Lemon, Capers and Basil is a quick and easy meal to prepare, healthy too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: grilled halibut recipe, halibut with lemon and basil, lemon halibut recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 1 lb halibut
  • 1 lemon lemon zest and juiced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper


  • Mix together the lemon juice, zest, red pepper flakes, garlic, basil and olive oil in a small jar. With the side of a knife crush the capers and scrape into the mixture. I used a small jar, closed the lid and shook to incorporate completely. With chunky ingredients sometimes it gets caught up in the whisk, this makes it easy.
  • Rinse and dry the halibut. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat grill to 450°F.
  • Spoon half the marinade over the halibut and let rest for several minutes while grill is heating up.
  • Grill the halibut for 4 minutes each side, should be flakey. Remove from grill and spoon remainder of lemon, capers and basil marinade over fish and serve.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 1104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12.1% | Vitamin C: 37.6% | Calcium: 4.6% | Iron: 5.9%