Friday, September 10, 2010

Foodie Friday: Grilled Alaskan Halibut with Fresh Mango Salsa

Photo credit: Michelle Loy. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

When my family returned from Alaska this summer, we came back with some lovely Alaskan goodies.  One of those Alaskan goodies was some wild caught Alaskan halibut.  Thank you, Father-In-Law Loy!  I was excited because I tend to favor salmon when preparing fish dishes, so I welcomed the change.  I knew exactly how I wanted to serve this fish, too.  It was going to pair perfectly with a fresh, spicy mango salsa. I've served this mango salsa with fish before...mostly salmon.  It's very flavorful and so fresh tasting.  It's also very quick and easy to make.  So here's my simple halibut with a spicy kick!  Enjoy!

Grilled Alaskan Halibut with Fresh Mango Salsa
1 lb halibut (or other white fish)
1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small red onion, chopped
Juice of 2 fresh limes
1 large mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1/2 of a medium orange
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped (If you like more heat, then keep the jalapeno intact.)

  1. Heat an outdoor grill over high heat. Drizzle the olive oil over the fish.  Then season with salt and pepper.  Grill the halibut for about 4 minutes on each side or until the fish is firm, but not tough, and cooked through.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine the red onion, lime juice, mango, red bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, orange juice, and jalapeno.  Stir well.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.  
  3. Serve the fish topped with mango salsa.   Pair the fish with brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat couscous, or grilled whole wheat pita bread.  The salsa actually tastes very nice combined with any of these sides, too.
*The salsa will keep covered and refrigerated for up to one day.  Serve leftover salsa in a wrap, as a salad topping, or over grilled chicken.

Serves: 4
Nutritional Information: 
Calories:  250   Carbohydrate:  16 g   Fat:  10 g   Saturated fat:  1.4 g  Monounsaturated fat: 6 g   Protein:  25 g  Cholesterol:  36 mg    Fiber:  2.3 g   Sugar:  11.5 g  Sodium:  215 mg
Good source of: omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA), thiamin and riboflavin.
Excellent source of:  niacin, vitamin B6, B12, C, D, A, E, magnesium, and potassium.


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