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Grilled Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Citrus Salsa

Grilled Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Citrus Salsa Recipe
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Grilled Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Citrus Salsa | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 40 min
Serves: 4


  • For Fish:
  • 1½ pounds halibut
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For Salsa:
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 lime
  • 4 pickling or Persian cucumbers (or 1 English cucumber), julienned
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed and sliced in thin rounds
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • For Serving:
  • 12 (4-6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed*
  • 6 lettuce leaves, torn in half
  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • Radish slices
  • Lime wedges


Make Salsa

Slice ends off orange, grapefruit, and lime and stand upright on a counter.  Cut away peel and membrane, exposing fruit.  Working over a bowl to catch the juices, separate the citrus sections by slicing with a knife between membranes.  Remove and discard seeds.  Cut the citrus segments into small dice and add to the bowl with all the juices.  Stir in remaining ingredients thoroughly, cover, and let sit in refrigerator at least 30 minutes for flavors to combine.

Grill Fish

Preheat a medium-hot grill, broiler oven, or pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat. 

Drizzle Alaska Halibut with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and cook until nearly opaque throughout, about 2 to 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness.  Remove the fish from the grill or pan, let cool slightly, and then pull apart into large flakes.

Assemble Tacos

Place the tortillas on a work surface.  Line each with a piece of lettuce and top with chunks of fish.  Top each with a generous spoonful of Cucumber Citrus Salsa and a drizzle of olive oil.  Serve with avocado, radish, and lime wedges.

* To warm, dip corn tortillas in water, shaking off excess.  Toast, in batches, in a nonstick pan over moderate heat, about 1 minute per side.  Wrap in towel to keep warm.  


*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.