Pan Seared Halibut with Ginger Mango Salsa and Cilantro Sauce

This recipe came from my cousin Tamara (originally from She says it is delicious and didn’t take long to prepare. I will take her word for it and let you all know about it – I think I’ll try it this weekend – looks absolutely yummy and very healthy!

Cilantro Sauce

  • ½ cup home made mayo
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Hot sauce to taste (I used Tapatio)
  • In a food processor or blender add all of the above ingredients and blend together until smooth.
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped( didn’t have one on hand so used pomegranate)
  • Juice from ½ a lime ( I used lemon)
  • 1/2 a bunch of cilantro, diced (also added a kiwi diced)
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the above ingredients and set aside.


  • 1 pound halibut (Or however much you want to make!  One pound served two adults.)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Season both sides of the fish filets with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a large pan over medium to medium high heat.
  • Once the oil in the pan is nice and hot, place the fish filets in the hot coconut oil in and cook for 3-4 minutes per side
  • Serve the fish topped with the Mango Ginger Salsa and drizzled with the Cilantro Sauce.
Comments from Tamara
I didn’t do the Cilantro sauce due to lack of ingredients, but it was good with just the salsa.
Also made a few substitutions as noted above.  We get sick of salmon since its the only fish I can seem to cook decently, and am always looking for easy ways to dress up  bland white fish like halibut – this does the trick.  Served with steamed carrots and sautéed spinach.
Also had lots of the Salsa leftover and I think it would be great on chicken or burgers as well.

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