Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw – A Healthy 10 Minute Meal

Fresh and flaky, our Grilled Halibut met its perfect partner in a super simple crisp Cilantro Cabbage Slaw! This flavorful, healthy meal can be on the table in just about 10 minutes! This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Fresh and flaky, our  Grilled Halibut met its perfect partner in a super simple crisp Cilantro Cabbage Slaw!

Yep, it’s that time again. The Christmas cookies have been nibbled (and nibbled and nibbled), big hearty holiday meals have been eaten and now, I’m staring down those jeans that fit just a little better about two months ago. Lighter fare is making an appearance on my menu plan starting with this easy, flavorful Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw!

Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw

Fresh Alaskan fish is the star of this Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw! The entire meal is done in about 10 minutes!

Whether your weather allows for grilling outdoors or using an indoor grill, grilled seafood is one of my favorite ways to get back on track with healthier eating.

As a resident of a coastal state, I love being able to support US seafood and fishing industries any way I can. Alaksa seafood like crab, cod, sole, pollock and halibut- which is always caught fresh in American waters – is available year round in the seafood case or fresh frozen. Nearly 60% of all wild seafood and 90% of halibut and salmon are caught in the waters of Alaska, so those fresh sustainably sourced ingredients are a great way to put a twist on classic recipes like burgers, tacos and pasta. Your fishmonger should be able to point you in the direction for Alaska Seafood, so #AskForAlaska :)

Alaska Seafood - like our halibut fillets - is always wild caught and never farm raised. Halibut is firm but flaky with snow white flesh and a sweet, delicate flavor.

This Asian inspired recipe uses halibut which has a firm, flaky texture (so it can stand up to a quick trip on the grill) and snow white flesh. Since most seafood pairs well with citrus, I halved a lemon to grill right alongside these gorgeous halibut fillets.

Grilled halibut is firm and flaky with a sweet, delicate flavor - it goes perfectly with a light Cilantro Cabbage Slaw.

Misted lightly with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper and just a hint of ground ginger, garlic and onion powder, my halibut fillets were done after about 4-5 minutes of grill time on either side. That was just enough time to mix up the fresh, crisp Cilantro Cabbage Slaw!

Crisp and fresh, Cilantro Cabbage Slaw is the perfect partner for Grilled Halibut!

Packaged thinly shredded green cabbage is such a time saver and for this slaw. I paired it with lots of fresh cilantro and a simple dressing of olive oil and lemon juice. A little more ginger, a dash of onion and garlic powders and some salty chopped peanuts round out this super easy side dish. This slaw is also delicious on fish tacos – Alaska pollock would be a great choice for tacos – or as a bed for marinated grilled chicken.

Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw is a flavorful, healthy meal that hits your table in just about 10 minutes!

Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw

Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw

Ingredients

    Alaska Grilled Halibut
  • 2 fresh or frozen Alaska Seafood halibut fillets (mine were about 6 oz. each)
  • Olive oil
  • Onion Powder (optional, to taste)
  • Garlic Powder (optional, to taste)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • Cilantro Cabbage Slaw
  • Two 10 oz. bags angel hair coleslaw (finely shredded green cabbage)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves (chopped after measured)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground ginger (add more or less to taste)
  • Dash of onion powder and garlic powder
  • Chopped roasted peanuts for garnish

Instructions

    Grilled Halibut
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Pat fillets dry and brush or mist them lightly with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle fillets with garlic powder, onion powder and salt/pepper to taste.
  4. Cut lemon in half.
  5. Sear fish and lemon halves (cut side down) on the grill to get cross hatch grill marks.
  6. If necessary, move fish and lemons to a grated grill plate so the fish does not break apart as it cooks.
  7. Cook fillets for about 4 minutes on each side or until the fish is flaky and opaque.
  8. Cilantro Cabbage Slaw
  9. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients (except peanuts) together.
  10. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  11. Just before serving, garnish with chopped roasted peanuts.
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Healthy and flavorful, Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw makes for a quick and easy dinner or a fresh fish lunch for busy weekend day. Give the whole dish a squeeze from that grilled lemon for a quick punch of citrus flavor!

Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw is a flavorful, healthy meal that hits your table in just about 10 minutes!

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Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw is a flavorful, healthy meal that hits your table in just about 10 minutes!

Comments

  1. JaneEllen Jones says:

    Hi Keri, sure hope you and family had wonderful Christmas and wishing you all Happy New Year.
    The food looks really good.

  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wedenesday!

  3. We don’t get a lot of good fish in my grocery store which is weird considering we are close to the coast. I need to start eating more fish and this is a great way to get it! I love the cilantro cabbage slaw! What a great addition to the fish and perfect for resetting my eating habits in the new year after all those holiday treats. Oh the cookies!! Thanks for sharing with us at Saucy Saturdays!

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