Grilled Halibut' With Basil-Shallot Butter

Contributed By: Kay Davis


The basil-shallot butter is versatile: Try it tossed with pasta, or on chicken or shrimp.


1 1/2 cups (loosely packed) fresh basil leaves
1 large shallot, coarsely chopped
zest of one lemon
1 stick of butter cut into 8 pats
Extra-virgin olive oil


Finely chop basil and shallot in mini food processor.
Add butter, 2 tablespoons at a time, and process until blended, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides.

Transfer to small bowl; stir in lemon peel and season basil-shallot butter with salt.

Rub fish fillets on both sides with olive oil. Grill until fillets are just opaque in center, about 4 minutes per side.

Transfer fish to plates. Immediately spread some basil-shallot butter over fish, Serve, passing additional basil shallot butter alongside.

Helpful Hints:

Kay’s note: You may use any firm white fish in place of the halibut.

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