Sesame Ginger Broiled Halibut Recipe
This simple, Asian-inspired broiled halibut recipe features a tasty marinade of soy sauce, sesame and ginger to highlight the meaty flavor of the halibut.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 4(6 ounces each) halibut fillets
- ½cup soy sauce
- ½cup rice wine vinegar
- 2tablespoons sesame oil
- 2tablespoons fresh ginger , peeled and minced
- 3cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- ½cup scallions (green onions), finely chopped
- ¼cup sesame seeds
Step 1In a large glass bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and half of the chopped scallion.
Step 2Place the fillets in a large resealable zipper baggie, then pour the marinade liquid into the baggie, squeeze out any excess air and seal. This marinating technique allows a relatively small amount of liquid to cover the entire surface area of the halibut fillets.
Step 3Marinate fillets in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.
Step 4Preheat broiler for 5 minutes.
Step 5Remove fillets from baggie and place them skin side down on a sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat. Sprinkle generously with sesame seeds, patting them firmly against the fillets. The fillets should be fully coated with sesame seeds.
Step 6Place pan in on top rack of your oven (or under the broiler if you have a separate broiler) and broil 7 to 8 minutes or until the fillets flake but still give slightly when pressed with your thumb; don't over cook them, though, or they'll be too dry.
Step 7While the fillets cook, pour the leftover marinade liquid into a saucepan and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and reduce while the fillets cook. Note: For safety reasons, it is important to bring the marinade to a full boil before serving it with the dish.
Step 8Serve halibut topped with the reduced marinade and garnished with the remaining green onion.