Caribbean Lime Halibut Recipe

Caribbean Lime Halibut Recipe

  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Ready In: 1 hr 24 mins
  • Prep Time: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 9-12 mins

This is a very easy way to prepare fish. The pan-frying to start seals the juices in. Three tablespoons of Lime Boost can be substituted for lime and sugar. Slightly sweeter but works just as well.

Preparation time: 1 hour for marinating, then 15 minutes. Makes 4 4-ounce servings.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 230
  • Fat: 12g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Sodium: 323mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g


  1. 1 tablespoon tamari (soy sauce)
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoons grated gingerroot
    3 tablespoons lime juice
    1 teaspoon sugar
    3-4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 pound halibut filet


    1. Put tamari, 2 tablespoons of oil, gingerroot, lime juice, sugar, and garlic in a small mixing bowl; whisk together.
    2. Place fish in a shallow pan and pour marinade over the top. Allow to marinate ½ - 1 hour in the refrigerator.
    3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in an oven-proof skillet, cast iron is good.
    5. Place halibut in the pan, skin side up and sear for one minute, turn and sear second side for one minute.
    6. Leave fish in the skillet and place in oven. Bake until fish is almost cooked through, about 7-10 minutes.
    7. Remove skillet from oven and place on stove over low heat (skillet will be very hot from the oven).
    8. Add remaining marinade, letting the liquid heat and reduce before serving.

Cynthia Lair

Cynthia is an Assistant Professor and Culinary Curriculum Director at Bastyr University. She is also the host of the online cooking show Cookus Interruptus featuring over 170 recipes and the author of Feeding the Whole Family and the new Feeding the Young Athlete. Watch her TEDx talk How to Cut an Onion!

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