Grilled Fish with Goat Cheese

    30 minutes

    This is a quick and easy grilled fish with a goat cheese crust and a lemony cream cheese sauce. Serve with a light salad.

    31 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 185g soft goat cheese
    • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
    • 1 pinch salt to taste
    • 2 (185g) boneless fish fillets
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 5 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 tablespoon diced fresh chives

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven's grill and set the oven rack at about 15cm from the heat source.
    2. In a small bowl stir together the goat cheese, lemon pepper and salt. Pat this evenly over the tops of the halibut steaks.
    3. Place the steaks on a baking tray. Pinch off tiny pieces of butter and place them on top of the cheese coating using about 1 tablespoon per steak.
    4. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per 1cm of thickness of your fish fillets. You will know they are done when the cheese is browned and the fish can be flaked with a fork.
    5. While the fish is cooking combine the remaining butter, lemon juice, cream cheese, milk and chives in a small saucepan. Cook while stirring over low heat until everything is melted and smooth.
    6. Spoon sauce onto dinner plates then place the fish fillets on top to serve.

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    Substituted orange roughy for the halibut because that's what I had, but the crust and sauce both were excellent! A little heavy on the lemon pepper in the crust for my liking, but my beau loved it as is.  -  18 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was hesitant that the halibut might be a little bland because there was no marinade. But, I was wrong. Because of some of the other reviewers, I omitted the lemon pepper and mixed the goat cheese with lemon juice and kosher salt and cracked black pepper. I added just a bit of balsamic vinaigrette in the bottom of the pan for a little extra flavor and it was awesome. Although, I think it would have been fabulous without it as well. Some of the other reviewers didn't make the cream cheese sauce, but, it really is a must. Thanks for this recipe! Coming from Alaska, where Halibut if abundant, we are always looking for great new Halibut recipes and this is a keeper!  -  10 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Bleck! I love goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon pepper, etc... This recipe was not good My husband and I started laughing as we realized we were both trying to choke down the fish with a straight face. If you insist on cooking this, reduce lemon pepper! Way too much.  -  02 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)