Grilled Halibut with Lemon, Capers and Basil Recipe

Grilled Halibut with Lemon, Capers and Basil Recipe
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  • 1 lb fresh halibut
  • 1 lemon, lemon zest and juiced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Mix together the lemon juice, zest, red pepper flakes, garlic, basil and olive oil in a small jar. With the side of a knife crush the capers and scrape into the mixture. I used a small jar, closed the lid and shook to incorporate completely. With chunky ingredients sometimes it gets caught up in the whisk, this makes it easy.
  2. Rinse and dry the halibut. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat grill to 450°.
  4. Spoon half the marinade over the halibut and let rest for several minutes while grill is heating up.
  5. Grill the halibut for 4 minutes each side, should be flakey. Remove from grill and spoon remainder of lemon, capers and basil marinade over fish and serve.