Halibut with Watermelon Salsa

Halibut with Watermelon Salsa
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Halibut with Watermelon Salsa

Whole Foods Market

Halibut with Watermelon Salsa

Light and flaky, halibut is an ideal choice for a simple summer dinner. Here halibut steaks are marinated in a watermelon-raspberry vinaigrette, quickly grilled, and then topped with refreshingly tart watermelon salsa. Don't be fooled: This fresh and exciting entrée is ready to serve in minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  diced watermelon, seeded
  • 2  Tablespoons  white-wine raspberry vinegar or plain raspberry vinegar
  • 1  Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Four  6-ounce halibut steaks
  • large scallion, chopped finely
  • Pinch of  cayenne (optional)

Directions

Using a fork, mash 1 cup of the watermelon in a wide, shallow dish until all of the juices are released. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the vinegar and oil, and season with salt and pepper, to taste, to make a marinade. Add the halibut, turn to coat, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

In a bowl, toss together the remaining watermelon, remaining vinegar, scallion, and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, to make a salsa. Set aside.

Preheat a gas grill or cast-iron grill pan on moderate heat.

Grill the halibut until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Transfer the fish to a serving platter and top with the salsa. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
28µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
43mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
72mg
5%
Water
93g
3%

Halibut Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Halibut Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.