Halibut With Watermelon Salsa

Contributor
A perfect choice for a simple summer dinner
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.

Ready in
2 h 30 m
Prep2 h
Cook30 m
4
Servings
213
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
4.9%
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Protein
32g
64%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
59µg
7%
Vitamin B12
2µg
31%
Vitamin B6
1mg
48.6%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
8µg
2%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
26mg
3%
Fiber
0.7g
2.7%
Folate (food)
27µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
27µg
7%
Iron
0.6mg
3.6%
Magnesium
49mg
12%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
56%
Phosphorus
414mg
59%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
853mg
24%
Sodium
614mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.6%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.8%