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Grilled Basil Halibut

Grilled Basil Halibut

If you don't have a grill, broil the fish 4–5 inches from heat for 6–8 minutes (without turning) or until opaque in center.

Health JUNE 2005

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/3 cup sauce)


  • 1/4 cup reduced fat vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless halibut, red snapper, or sea bass fillets
  • 1 cup diced yellow tomato or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup diced ripe avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

2. Combine dressing and basil in a medium bowl. Remove 2 tablespoons of dressing mixture; spoon over fish. Grill fish 8 minutes or until opaque in center, turning after 4 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. While fish cooks, add tomato and avocado to dressing mixture in bowl; toss well. Spoon mixture over grilled fish. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fish fillet and 1/3 cup tomato mixture).

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 286
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 293mg
  • Calcium: 92mg

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