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Grilled Halibut with Blueberry Salsa Recipe

Grilled Halibut with Blueberry Salsa Recipe

Give halibut a new, summery spin. The salsa may seem sophisticated, but it’s really a cinch to prepare. —Donna Goutermont, Juneau, Alaska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 halibut fillets (5 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, coarsely mash 1 cup blueberries. Stir in the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, orange juice, vinegar, 1 teaspoon oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, pepper and remaining blueberries. Cover and chill until serving.
  • 2. Meanwhile, drizzle fillets with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining salt. Grill halibut, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/4 cup salsa equals 239 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 521 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.