A Dinner for Two recipe – grilled lemon butter halibut steaks. A really easy dish for you and bae to share on your terrace or patio.
There are times when you want to fire up the grill, but instead of a juicy steak or burger, you prefer a lighter option for your evening meal. Halibut steaks are a great choice for those moments. They’re dense and will not easily break apart on the grill so long as you don’t let the halibut dry out. Bathing halibut in a sauce while cooking, such as lemon butter, works a treat.
Once cooked, grilled lemon butter halibut steaks are so satisfying and very tasty. I usually just add veggies, but if you need a more substantial side dish you can cook some potatoes on the grill with the halibut. Slice up some potatoes, part cook them and then throw them on the grill next to the halibut. Halibut steaks are hearty and flaky, so whatever you decide to serve with them will go down great.
I managed to find a 1 lb halibut steak, but two 6-8 oz steaks will work just fine. Just make sure they’re approximately 1 inch thick.
I really enjoy an oaky chardonnay with grilled lemon butter halibut steaks. Oh my, what a pairing! Halibut’s fluffy dense texture goes so well with a wine that has a lot of character. You can also serve with champagne. Or, if you prefer red, try a light and fruity pinot noir.
If you want to serve this dish to friends, you’re good to double up on quantities, just be a little cautious and do a taste test whenever you can.