Halibut with Lime & Coconut Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4


  1. 4 halibut fillets (6 oz/175 g each), or other white-fleshed fish
  2. 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  3. salt and white pepper to taste
  4. 1 can (14 fl. oz./398 mL) coconut milk
  5. 1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated lime zest
  6. 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
  7. 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
  8. 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
  9. 1 garlic clove, minced
  10. 2 tsp (10 mL) peeled, finely chopped fresh ginger
  11. 1 tsp (5 mL) Asian-style chili sauce, or to taste
  12. 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  13. lime slices and cilantro sprigs for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200C°). Place halibut in parchment paper-lined baking dish. Drizzle fish with oil; season with salt and pepper. Bake 15 min., or until cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, in saucepan, combine coconut milk, lime zest, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and chili sauce; bring to medium-high heat and simmer until mixture is reduced by one-third. Stir in chopped cilantro. Keep sauce warm on low heat.
  3. Portion fish in shallow bowls. Ladle generous amount of sauce over top. Garnish with lime slices and cilantro sprigs, if using, to serve.