Halibut Steaks with Tomato-Basil Sauce

4 servings

From Fish on the Grill, Barbara Grunes and Phyllis Magida


2 t. olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 medium onion, minced

2 1/2 c. peeled, diced fresh tomatoes

1/4 t. each: salt and freshly ground pepper

3 T. basil, finely chopped


4 7-ounce halibut steaks

Melted butter

Freshly ground white pepper

1 t. dried basil

1. Make sauce: Heat oil in saucepan and add garlic and onion. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring often, until vegetables are tender. Add remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Place cooled sauce in covered container and store in refrigerator until ready to use. Reheat before serving.

2. Grill halibut steaks: Brush halibut steaks with butter and sprinkle with white pepper and basil. Place halibut steaks on prepared grill and cook for 4-5 minutes. Brush fish again, turn, and continue cooking 2-3 minutes until halibut begins to flake when tested. Arrange on individual plates. Reheat sauce and pass at the table.