Smoked Halibut | Girls Can Grill
Smoked Halibut | Girls Can Grill

Smoked Halibut


September 20, 2015

Skip the salmon tonight and try something new – smoked halibut with homemade tartar sauce.

  • Prep: 6 hrs
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yields: 4 servings


Smoked Halibut

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cup kosher salt

1 tsp. ground coriander

2 lbs. fresh halibut

Homemade Tartar Sauce

2 tablespoons white onion, minced

¼ cup diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons diced dill pickle

½ cup mayonnaise

2 tsps. vinegar from a jar of hot peppers

salt to taste


Smoked Halibut

1Mix the sugars, salt and coriander together. Rub all over the halibut. Wrap in plastic wrap, place on a rimmed sheet pan and brine in the fridge for 3 hours.

2Remove the plastic wrap and rinse of the fish. Pat it dry. Set it on a drying rack over a sheet pan for 1-2 hours in the fridge.

3Heat the smoker to 200 degrees. Smoke for 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees.

Homemade Tartar Sauce

1Mix all the ingredients together and serve with the fish.


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