Cedar Plank Halibut with Macadamia Nut Crust by Christie Vanover
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.
SERVES 2 servings PREP 30 mins COOK 10 mins READY IN 40 mins
- For the 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
- For the Halibut Filets:
- 1 lb halibut filets
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Items You'll Need:
- Gas Grill
- Soak a cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes. Heat a grill to medium heat (400F degrees).
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the plank on the grill. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the fish reaches an internal temperature of 145F degrees.