Thai Halibut

A sweet and spicy halibut


I was the single girl with a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter and a bottle of Goldschlager in her refrigerator. It's not that I was a particular fan of that liquor, but my affection for gold reaches back farther than that, thanks in part to my mom (and grandma) who loves everything sparkly.

Almost 15 years of married life later, I have learned to cook thanks mostly to my husband. He loves to cook and I lucked out big time when I found him, in many many ways. He's the one who takes care of Thanksgiving dinner for my family and his. He's the one who doesn't mind stepping up when I have no inspiration.

The other person I have to thank, and has saved me many times, is my sister. She loves to bake and cook. So when she sent me this picture of her Sunday night dinner, I immediately added the ingredients to my grocery list.

So, if you like fish - we love Halibut but this would work with any fish, even salmon - and like a spicy and sweet combo, try this.

What you'll need

1-1/2 lbs Halibut 

1 cup Thai Chili Sauce

1/4 cup Fish Sauce

1/3 cup Soy sauce

3 T Lime juice

2 tsp fresh garlic, chopped

2 T Brown sugar

Chopped fresh herb like basil, cilantro or parsley

To add extra heat, add Sriracha sauce (and if you're a fan of Sriracha, you will know how much to add)

What you Do

  1. Combine all ingredient from Thai chili sauce down to the brown sugar. Whisk.
  2. Rinse off fish and place in dish
  3. Reserve half of sauce, and pour remaining half over fish. 
  4. Cover fish, refrigerate anywhere from 30 min to overnight to marinate
  5. When ready to bake, place fish in baking dish and cover with reserved sauce
  6. Bake in a 400 oven for approximately 20-25 min or until fish is flaky and done
  7. Remove from oven and plate over rice
  8. Add fresh herbs for taste and presentation

Along with the rice, we had green beans (I made up another batch of the sauce to marinate the beans in) and an Asian slaw. 

I hope you love this easy dish - it truly satisfied me when I wanted something relatively healthy, sweet yet spicy, and beautiful on the  plate.

Have a great day!