Halibut Burger

Halibut Burger

When looking for foods that refresh, for something made from your catch and absolutely no time with anything hot in the kitchen, halibut burgers come to mind. Halibut fillets are prized for their unique and meaty texture and when cooked turn incredibly flaky.


4 halibut fillets (4 to 6-ounces each) skinned and trimmed
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1½ teaspoons ground cumin
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic

for the cumin tartar:
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 sandwich rolls, (such as Ciabatta)
split and toasted
8 tomato slices
1 cup cilantro leaves


Season halibut fillets with salt, pepper and cumin; place in a shallow dish. Whisk together oil, lime juice and garlic; pour mixture over halibut; turn to coat all sides. Set aside.

make the tartar sauce:
In a small bowl, blend mayonnaise, relish, mustard, cumin and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Heat a grill or stovetop grill pan to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates. Remove halibut fillets from marinade; place in heated pan and cook, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Turn fillets over and cook just until fish is opaque throughout, about 4 minutes.

Griddle (or toast in oven) cut side of rolls until golden. Spread cut side of each roll with tartar sauce. Place the halibut on the roll bottoms and top with the tomato and cilantro leaves. Cover with roll top.

makes 4 sandwiches

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