Grilled Halibut with Orange Rémoulade

Food & Wine
The only part of this simple supper that requires any effort is the rémoulade sauce--and that just calls for a little chopping and stirring. Dried tarragon works surprisingly well here, but use fresh, of course, if you have it on hand.


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3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons fresh orange juice
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, or 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
2 teaspoons drained capers, chopped
2 dilled gherkins, chopped
1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Fresh-ground black pepper
4 halibut steaks, about 1 inch thick (about 2 pounds in all)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. In a small glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, orange juice, tarragon, capers, gherkins, anchovy paste, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

2. Light the grill or heat the broiler. Coat the halibut with the oil and season with the salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill or broil the fish for 3 minutes. Turn and cook until just done, about 4 minutes longer. Serve the fish with the orange rémoulade.

Fish Alternatives: Serve grilled or broiled salmon steaks, salmon fillets, or skewered sea scallops with the rémoulade in place of the halibut.

Wine Recommendation: The capers, mustard, and orange juice will go very well with a light, lively white wine with plenty of acidity. Try a pinot grigio from Italy, preferably from the northern Alto Adige region.

Created date

June 2004