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Grilled halibut with lime-chipotle butter

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
This is an excellent entrée to double for a casual dinner for four. You can make the butter mixture up to 2 days ahead and keep it refrigerated; let it soften at room temperature as you cook the fish. Grill some vegetables and corn on the cob alongside the fish and you’ll have a complete meal.


Unsalted butter

1 Tbsp, softened

Lime zest

1 tsp, grated


2 tsp, fresh, chopped (plus extra for garnish)

Ground chipotle chili

¼ tsp

Table salt

tsp, divided

Uncooked halibut fillet

12 oz, 2 (6 oz) fillets with skin

Fresh lime juice

2 tsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Garlic powder

¼ tsp


2 wedge(s)


  1. Prepare outdoor charcoal or gas grill for medium-hot cooking.
  2. Combine butter, lime zest, cilantro, chipotle pepper, and ⅛ teaspoon salt in small bowl; mash with spoon until smooth and mixed. Set aside.
  3. Spray halibut all over with nonstick spray. Drizzle with lime juice and sprinkle evenly with cumin, granulated garlic, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Place fillets flesh side down on grill and cook until browned on bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip fillets over and cook until fish is just opaque in center, about 5 minutes more. Top each fillet evenly with chipotle butter, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges. Remove skin before eating.
  4. Serving size: 1 halibut steak and 2 teaspoons chipotle butter