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Halibut Sandwiches in Tartar Sauce

Halibut Sandwiches in Tartar Sauce

This is a flavorful halibut fish in a lovely presentation perfect for heavy snacks or even for meal time! These fish sandwiches topped with homemade tartar sauce are perfect for a weeknight meal. Served it with side salad or vegetables.

Makes 4 servings


  • 4 4 to 5 ounce fresh or frozen halibut fish  (1/2- to 3/4-inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning, Jamaican jerk seasoning, or Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 hamburger buns or kaiser rolls, split and toasted
  • Watercress or lettuce leaves (optional)
  • Roasted red sweet pepper strips or fresh tomato slices (optional)


1)      If the fillets are frozen, thaw fish.

2)      Rinse fish and dry with paper towels.

3)      Brush fish with lemon-juice. Sprinkle desired seasoning evenly over all sides of fish.

4)      For the sandwich spread: Stir mayonnaise, mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

5)      Place fish in a greased grill basket, tucking under any thin edges.

6)      Charcoal grill, grill fish on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork (allow 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish), turning basket once halfway through grilling. Gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.

Remove fish from grill. To serve, spread bottom half of buns with mayonnaise mixture. Top with watercress (if desired), fish, additional mayonnaise mixture, red pepper strips (if desired), and top halves of buns.