Grilled Halibut with Orange Salsa


Craving a healthy taco night? Try this grilled halibut w/orange salsa.  It’s simple to make and full of flavor.  From the Jillian Michael’s Master Your Metabolism, you’ll have a quick, easy, delicious and healthy meal.

Fish is a great source of protein and healthy omega-3 fats that we so desperately need.  Jillian notes that we should have a type of fish almost daily.  Fish provides a low calorie meal, healthy fats, and a fresh taste.  The thing to love most about this recipe is that you can curve those
taco cravings.

For 300 calories you can make four delicious servings.  Mix 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp lime juice, salt, pepper, and 4 halibut fillets (6ozeach).  Grill them.  Meanwhile mix 2 oranges, 2 limes, cilantro, garlic, 1 tsp rice vinegar, salt, pepper, 1 Serrano chile, and 1 tbsp olive oil.  Add the two together and place on top of corn tortillas.

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

  1. Mix the fish in the Ziploc bag well to make sure the spices get equally incorporated among the fillets.  If you don’t use a bag you can brush the seasonings on liberally.
  2. I cooked the halibut stovetop for around 10-15 minutes instead of grilling it.  I find fish hard to grill because it begins to fall apart.
  3. When making the salsa be ready for your hands to get juicy.  Try to save as much of that juice as possible by scooping it into the bowl you mix the salsa in.
  4. Since limes have such a hard skin, I just used their juice in the mixture rather than cutting them up.
  5. I nixed the cilantro because I am not a fan, but it will add a fresher taste to the dish.
  6. Cut the Serrano peppers into small, tiny, minced pieces.  You don’t want any large chunks in a bite.
  7. Let the salsa stand alone for about 5-10 minutes, mixing every once in a while to allow the flavors to absorb.
  8. I cooked the fish and salsa the night before, mixing them together and setting them in the fridge.  This step kept them cool and let the flavors really sink in.


Remember that fish is only good for about a day after cooking, so don’t make too much too quickly or it will go bad.  Buy the fish the day of cooking so that it is the freshest piece.  Fresh fish will have the skin that will need to be removed after cooking; however, you can find frozen halibut without skin.  Just remember that fresher is better.  In a few minutes you have a tasty, healthy taco that will fill your stomach and keep you on track.  It’s fresh and light but filling to the bone.

Leave a comment with your fishy thoughts.  Check out my Pinterest.  Be sure to come back next Wednesday for more tips and tricks from The
Cooking Bug.


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