Grilled Halibut Puttanesca

Smoked Garlic Puttanesca Sauce

Grilled Halibut with Smoked Garlic Puttanesca Sauce

This is a hearty and delicious recipe our friend Danielle over at @DivaQBBQ made using Catch Sitka Halibut, grilled to perfection, and a smoky satisfying sauce all atop a bed of noodles and sauteed veggies.

"Clean waters mean cleaner fish - much better for you - starting with a better product is a great idea."

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  • 4 pieces of Catch Sitka Seafoods Halibut
  • 1/3 C Olive Oil
  • 8 Anchovies Packed in Oil
  • 1/2 C Sliced Manzanilla Olives 
  • 2 Tbsp Minced fresh garlic
  • 2 Smoked garlic bulbs
  • 3 Tbsp Drained capers 
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed red pepper flakes 
  • 2 tsp. Brown Sugar 
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste 
  • 1/4 C Packed Basil leaves 
  • Salt/Pepper to taste



For the Halibut:

  1. Grill at 350F on butcher paper (spray with non stick spray) until the internal temperature reaches 130F. Really important - Don't overcook your fish. Keep it moist and succulent! 

For the Pasta:

  1. In a large sauce pan add olive oil, minced garlic, anchovies and red pepper flakes. Simmer on low. 
  2. In a small bowl mash smoked garlic cloves to to make a paste and add to olive oil mixture. 
  3. Continue to simmer on low for 20-30 minutes and continue to mash garlic and anchovies to break them up. 
  4. Bring to a simmer and add in olives, capers, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine. Simmer for 45 min - 1 hour. Add in basil and stir. 
  5. Serve over halibut, atop sauteed baby bok choy or your choice of pasta.

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