Citrus grilled halibut with cucumber pineapple salsa in a whole-wheat pita pocket

  • Preparation Time45 mins
  • Cooking Time4 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
450g thickly cut halibut fillet
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp coarse black pepper
1 tbsp homemade griddle seasoning, recipe follows
Citrus marinade, recipe follows

For the homemade griddle seasoning

1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp seasoning salt

For the marinade

2 cloves garlic, minced
20g minced red onion
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Splash white wine
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 orange, zested and juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the cucumber-pineapple salsa

2 cloves garlic, minced
5g fresh minced ginger
25g chopped spring onions
100g chopped cucumber
165g chopped fresh pineapple
2 to 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
60ml fresh lime juice
10g fresh chopped coriander leaves
10g fresh chopped mint leaves
Pinch salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
1) To make the homemade griddle seasoning, add the ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Reserve remaining mixture for another day!

2) To make the marinade, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.

3) For the cucumber-pineapple salsa, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

4) Season both sides of the halibut with salt, pepper and griddle seasoning. Add the halibut to the bowl with the marinade and let sit in the refrigerator for 30 mins.

3) Heat the griddle to medium.

4) Remove halibut from the marinade and discard the marinade. Brush the griddle with olive oil and cook the halibut until flaky, about 4 mins on each side. Transfer the halibut to a platter.

5) Brush both sides of the pitas with olive oil and griddle for 30 secs on each side. Cut the pockets in half so they are the shape of half moons.

6) Divide the halibut into 4 pieces. Tuck a piece of red leaf lettuce, if using, into each pita pocket along with 1 piece of the halibut. Top with 120ml of the Cucumber-Pineapple Salsa and serve.

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