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Have you Ever Tried to Grill Halibut in Foil?
Cooking fish on the barbecue may be challenging. When flipped, it can quickly dry out, adhere to the grates, and fall apart. With my grilled halibut in foil packages, you won’t have any of those problems. The halibut is juicy and tasty, and it is quite simple to cook.
Grilling fish correctly may be the difference between dry, flavorless fish and a flawlessly cooked supper. Aluminum foil packets guarantee that the fish cooks evenly and allow you to prepare complete portions of veggies alongside the fish. Because of its fatty character, halibut is ideal for grilling while being low in saturated fat. It is also high in protein and vitamin B12. With summer approaching, grab a big Halibut steak and walk outside.
A nice presentation is an added plus. Whitefish might be unappealing, so why not jazz it up with some color?
How To Grill Halibut In Foil
Lay Everything Out
When assembling your grill packages, it is important to have everything ready to go. We have got a lovely 6-ounce piece of halibut sliced into a square for this package. Season the fish, then top with onions and peppers and drizzle with a tasty butter sauce. So we have all of our components as well as numerous pieces of aluminum foil. The foil pieces should be large enough to completely surround the halibut when folded over. To keep the taste from escaping, make an airtight pouch.
Preparing The Fish
Keep in mind that a package is contained and that the spices will remain in the fish rather than draining as they would if you were simply open grilling. So keep the spices low, but season the fish well.
The best part about grilling packets is that you can customize them with your favorite ingredients, such as onions and green bell peppers. As with kebabs, you want to incorporate veggies that will cook in around the same amount of time as the meat.
Despite the fact that the packets are sealed and all of the moisture from the fish is kept within, it still needs additional moisture. This moisture will cause the meal to steam all the way through. This steam spreads heat evenly, making your package an effective cooking engine. Try a simple concoction of lemon juice, melted butter, garlic, oregano, and a splash of white wine.
The Packet Is Folded
Bring the opposing edges of the aluminum foil sheet up to meet in the center. Roll (or fold) them down until you reach the meal, then press them together at the top. You want the package to be tight, but do not overdo it.
Flip the package over and fold the ends up and over the packet until you have a lovely, tidy, watertight square (or nearly so).
Cooking the Packet
Grilling packages is simple, but not without risk. If you’re not cautious, you may burn what’s within. When the food inside burns, the foil usually scorches. To grill, turn up the heat to medium-high and lay the packets on the grill. Cooking time for the packets will be 5 to 7 minutes per side.
Changing The Packet
When handling the heated packets, use caution. One of the keys to perfecting them is to avoid puncturing the envelope. A delicate (rather than pointed) pair of tongs are ideal for twisting, moving, and removing the packets from the grill. Remove the packets from the grill when they are done (approximately 5 to 7 minutes on each side for fish packets). Because the packets are sealed, the heat will remain within, so you won’t have to worry about it cooling too soon. In fact, they will continue to cook once removed off the grill, so don’t leave them for too long.
Taking the Packets Apart
Water in liquid form will not rise over the boiling point. Steam may have temperatures that are hundreds of degrees higher. When opening your grilling packets, be extremely careful to allow the steam to escape before you begin digging in. Serve the grill packets to your preference, but be sure to let them cool before serving them to your family or visitors.
Tips and Tricks to Grill Halibut
Tip 1- Try to make these packets with any variety of summer squash available. Just use three medium squash.
Tip 2- When you are going to open the foil packet keep the opening pointed away from you as it is very hot due to steam collected inside while cooking and the steam can burn you.
Tip 3- Halibut is a large, flat fish that usually weighs between 50 and 100 pounds but can top 1,000 pounds. Fished from northern ocean waters, halibut is firm and white with a mild flavor
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What is the right internal temperature to grill halibut in foil?
Ans: It is important to know where you are going before you start. The ideal internal temperature for 130 to 137 degrees Fahrenheit for a perfect medium. Make sure that the center will be opaque, not pink or glossy.
If a rare, or medium-rare is more to your liking, look for temperatures around 120°F for rare and 125°F medium rare
Q2: How can we monitor the internal temperature of a Halibut while grilling it?
Ans: Halibut can easily overcook so it is necessary to monitor it while it grills. You can use an instant-read thermometer like a Thermapen MK4 to check the internal temperature.
Q3: How can we avoid sticking of fish while it grills?
Ans: You can use oil to avoid sticking fish on the grill. Brush the grill grates gently with oil that has a high smoke point. Olive oil that is readily available in any grocer’s store has a high smoke point of 468 degrees Fahrenheit.
To Wrap it Up
Grilled foil packages are a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table. Simply prepare your ingredients, layer them on a sheet of aluminum foil, fold the foil over, crimp the edges, and grill. The end product is fantastic!