Alaska Halibut with a Green Chile Blanket

by Nikolai Nikitenko April 28, 2016

Alaska Halibut with a Green Chile Blanket

Alaska Halibut with a green blanket recipe


Chilis and fish go extremely well together. The spiciness of the chilis is tempered by the mild richness of the fish, and halibut is an excellent choice for this job. Its natural oil level and mild flavor help build the flavor of the chilis without adding or amplifying the spiciness. This is a truly simple Alaska halibut recipe, but you will be amazed at the levels of flavor you can get with so few ingredients and such a small amount of work. Lime juice, mild green chilis, plain yogurt, and some chopped chives or cilantro are all easy to find in most grocery stores, and fun to work with in the kitchen. A quick seafood recipe that serves four is only about an hour away.
Alaska halibut


A few words before we begin

Before we teach you how to cook Alaska halibut with a green blanket, we have some tips to help make this meal a great success. This recipe is fantastic for busy work or school nights because you can use fresh or frozen halibut. Using frozen fish means you won't have to schedule your cooking to use the fish before it goes bad. When you have enough time to cook, just remove the fish from the freezer, rinse off any ice crystals, and begin your meal prep. You can use dried cilantro or chives if you can find them, but the flavor will not be as intense. Try to use fresh if at all possible. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. Whether you choose to use mayonnaise or plain yogurt, the resulting flavor will be very similar, so use what you have or what you prefer and don't worry too much about the differences. You can squeeze the lime juice up to three days in advance, but fresh is best. It only takes a few moments to squeeze it, so there's not much point in doing it in advance unless you are really short on time. Squeezing the lime is a fun way kids can help!

Alaska halibut


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 can (4 oz.) mild diced green chiles
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 4 Alaska Halibut steaks or fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen
  • 1 sheet (12”x18”) aluminum foil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or chives



Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Combine mayonnaise, green chiles and lime juice; set aside.

Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Halibut under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Place halibut on a spray-coated foil sheet on grill. Cook 9 minutes for frozen halibut OR 5 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Turn halibut over and liberally spoon mayonnaise mixture onto cooked side of each portion. Sprinkle with cilantro and cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.

Benefits of halibut

  • Mild flavor suitable for any flavor profiles
  • Great choice for fancy dinners or casual lunches
  • Easy to handle
  • Cooks quickly
  • Affordable and delicious
  • Holds up to sauces
  • Holds up to most cooking methods
  • Lean protein for healthier diets
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Low mercury
  • Vitamins and minerals

Alaska halibut

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Nikolai Nikitenko
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