Cooking fish properly on the grill can be the difference between dry, flavorless fish, and a perfectly cooked dinner. Aluminum foil packets ensure that fish cooks evenly, and also allows you to cook whole servings of vegetables with the fish at the same time. Halibut is perfect for grilling due to its oily nature, but still manages to be low in saturated fat. It's also an excellent source of protein and B12. With summer around the corner, choose a thick Halibut steak and head outdoors.
Things You'll Need
- Aluminum Foil
- Cooking spray
- 4 halibut fillets
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. fresh parsley
- 1 tsp. dill weed
- 1 medium onion
- 2 carrots
Warm the grill. It will need to preheat for at least ten minutes before you add the foil packets.
Slice the onion into thin rings and cut the carrot vertically into thin pieces.
Cut four 18-inch squares of aluminum foil, and spray each center with cooking spray.
Place each fillet on the center, then sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place onions and carrots on top.
Melt the butter and combine with dill, lemon juice and parsley, then pour an equal amount onto each fillet.
Bring up the sides of foil and fold over twice at the center, leaving space for air to circulate during cooking. Double fold the top and bottom ends.
Place packets on the grill and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Fish is done when it is white and flakes easily with a fork.
Tips & Warnings
- Change vegetables to your preference, just make sure they are sliced thinly as it will cook faster.
- Seasoning is interchangeable as well, try sprinkling curry or hot pepper to spice things up.
- Packets will be filled with steam, handle with caution when opening to test doneness and when ready to eat.
- Photo Credit Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Getty Images
How to Grill Fish
Grilling on your barbecue is a superb way to cook fish. Most fish take well to quick cooking over direct heat.
How to BBQ Salmon
Salmon are well-known for two things: swimming upstream, and being delicious. A well-prepared salmon filet at a barbeque can lighten up an...
How to Bake Halibut & Salmon at the Same Time
Both halibut and salmon are two popular fish entrees, and sometimes your family might demand both. The problem is that these fish...
How to Grill Halibut Steak
Halibut is a member of the flatfish species and is found in the cold waters of the Northern Pacific and Northern Atlantic....
How to Cook Halibut Steaks With Butter
Halibut is a flatfish, as are flounder, sole and many others. Halibut has a dense, firm texture with a mild flavor. It...
How to BBQ Salmon Fillets in Tin Foil
A tutorial on how to barbecue salmon in tin foil on a grill. This easy dinner can be prepared in just 15...
How to BBQ Trout in Foil
Stuffed with seasoned bread and drizzled in butter, barbecued trout is one of a fisherman's favorite meals. Wrapping the cleaned trout in...
How to Cook a Halibut Fillet
The white flesh of halibut, with a mild taste, firm texture and meat that complements almost any seasoning, is perfect for seafood...
How Long Do I Grill Fish in Foil?
Most people associate grilling with hamburgers and hot dogs, but fish has its place on the grill, too. Grilling fish in foil...
What Vegetables Go With Halibut?
Halibut, an oceangoing flatfish averaging 30 to 40 pounds in size, yields white-fleshed fillets and steaks that are lean, meaty and firm....