Tandoori-Style Halibut

4 people
Prep Time:
00h 25
Cook Time:
00h 10

Fire up the grill! Fresh halibut gets a spicy tang with traditional tandoori flavors.

Credit: This inspiring recipe is brought to you by Williams Sonoma.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 halibut fillets, skin removed
  • steamed white rice, for serving


  1. FOR THE YOGURT MARINADE: In a shallow glass or ceramic dish just large enough to hold the halibut fillets in a single layer, stir together the yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, onion, garlic, cumin, turmeric, coriander, allspice, cayenne and salt. Add the halibut to the marinade and turn to coat.
  2. FOR THE FISH: Meanwhile, prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill and oil the grill rack. Or, preheat a broiler.
  3. Remove the halibut from the marinade, discarding the marinade. Place the halibut on the grill rack, or put the fish on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Cook, turning once, until opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes total. Spoon the rice onto 4 plates, top with the halibut and serve immediately. Serves 4.