Halibut Veracruz Fillet Recipes For Side Dish

By | May 21, 2009

Veracruz Fillet Halibut Recipes

Halibut Ingredients:

4 fresh or frozen halibut, about 1 inch thick (about 1 ½ pounds total)
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
1 (14 ½ ounce) can chopped tomatoes with green chili peppers, drained
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
½ teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon drained capers
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat a barbecue grill.
  2. If the fish is frozen, remove from freezer and thaw. Pat with paper towels till dry.
  3. Sprinkle the ground black pepper onto the fish and set aside.
  4. Take a medium sized bowl and mix together the sliced green onions, minced garlic, drained capers, and chopped tomatoes with the green chili peppers.
  5. From a roll of heavy duty kitchen foil, cut a piece 36” x 18” big. Fold in half to obtain an 18 inches square foil.
  6. Place the halibut fillets in the center of the foil.
  7. Spread the tomato mixture evenly on the fillets. Finally, sprinkle the oregano and thyme on top.
  8. Bring together 2 opposite sides of the foil and seal with a double fold. Seal each of the sides of the foil as well so that the fish is completely enclosed, and there is enough space for steam to build up.
  9. Place the fish in the foil on the rack of the uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for about 10-12 minutes or till the fish is done.
  10. When fish flakes easily, remove from the grill and rest for 2 minutes.
  11. Halibut Veracruz is traditionally served hot with sauce, some green vegetables and rice.

Nutritional Information:
(Amounts per serving)

237kcal          36g                7g                527mg                  54mg

No. Of Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes

Health Tips:

  • This is a low fat recipe with a high content of protein. The calories and cholesterol are also low. This makes it ideal for anyone on a weight loss diet.
  • The sodium level is slightly on the higher side, thus people with elevated blood pressure must consult their health advisors before they incorporate the recipe into their individual meal plans.
  • Halibut provides good quality protein which is very low in fat, and a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids.