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Grilled Alaska Halibut with Fresh Pesto

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious grilled whitefish recipe with fresh pesto.
4.88 from 40 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 412 kcal


  • 4 Alaska halibut steaks
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (to brush on fish)
  • 1 ½ cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • teaspoon salt
  • dash black pepper


  • Preheat the grill.
  • Place the Alaska halibut steaks on a piece of foil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brush with olive oil.
  • Place basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and the 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a Cuisinart. Blend well.
  • Brush the pesto on both sides of the fish.
  • Place the foil with the fish on the grill. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


You can also cook this fish in the oven, stovetop, or sous vide if you do not own a grill.


Serving: 1gCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 36gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 239mg
Keyword grilled halibut, halibut with pesto
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