Grilled Halibut with Green Pea Coulis

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Did you know that fish, like other foods has a season? Pacific halibut season is spring and fall, though you can find high-quality frozen fish at other times of year. Here, we pair grilled halibut with green peas in a kelly-green coulis, which definitely falls into the “can’t get better than fresh-from-the-garden” category. This dish is a good excuse to break in the grill for the season.


Grilled Halibut with Green Pea Coulis

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  1. 2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
  2. 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  3. 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  4. 4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets (preferably wild-caught from Alaska)
  5. 2 cups shelled fresh English peas (about 2 pounds in pod) (thawed organic frozen peas will work in a pinch)
  6. 1 tablespoon minced spring or green onion
  7. 1 tablespoon minced tarragon or chervil
  8. 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint
  9. 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  10. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Mix together 1 tablespoon garlic, 2 tablespoons oil and lemon zest. Pour over halibut and marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat grill to medium.

In a food processor, blend together peas, remaining 1 tablespoon garlic, spring onion, tarragon or chervil, mint and vinegar. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a steady stream until emulsified.

Remove halibut from marinade, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill 6 to 10 minutes, turning once, or until center of fish is just opaque.

Mound pea coulis on plates and top with fish.

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  • Ken

    I was wondering,how much your New Spring E book is?
    Thank you ,Jessie

    • liahuber

      You’re in luck, Jessie … it’s free :-). Go ahead and grab it!