Prep Time:  30 mins
Cook Time:  10 mins
Total Time:  40 mins
Servings:  2

Grilled halibut is a very mild, buttery fish, and it’s extremely easy to cook on a cedar plank. You simply season the filets with olive oil, salt and pepper and slide a pre-soaked plank on the grill. Better yet, try this recipe from Christie Vanover of Girls Can Grill. She tops her halibut filets with toasted macadamia nuts and garlic breadcrumbs with a touch of citrus, taking halibut to a restaurant quality level.


Ingredients for Macadamia Nut Topping

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Ingredients for Halibut Filets

  • 1 lb halibut filets
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Items You'll Need


Instructions for Cedar Plank Halibut

  1. Soak a cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes. Heat a grill to medium heat (400F degrees).
  2. Place a skillet on the grill. Add butter and 1 tablespoon oil. Stir in garlic and sauté for a few seconds. Add breadcrumbs and nuts. Cook, stirring often, until toasted. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon zest, parsley and salt.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on the filets. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Place the halibut filets on a plank. If they have skin, place them skin side down. Top with the toasted macadamia nut mixture.
  4. Place the plank on the grill. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the fish reaches an internal temperature of 145℉.