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Roasted Halibut with Cilantro-Lime Sauce

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the sauce

  • 1/2 small jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed, then minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the fish

  • 4 ( 1/4 to 1/3 pound) halibut fillets, skim removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


For the sauce

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together minced jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and olive oil until well blended. Set aside.

For the fish

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pat halibut fillets dry with paper towels. Then season fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. Place fillets on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and brush tops of fillets with olive oil. Roast fillets in oven until just cooked through, 15-20 minutes.
  3. Serve roasted halibut with cilantro-lime sauce.


Recipe adapted from the Williams-Sonoma Outdoor Cooking cookbook.