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Grilled Halibut Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli

halibut sandwich chipotle aioli



  • 1 pound fresh halibut fillets
  • 4 ciabatta buns or your preferred bread rolls
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
  • 1 cup arugula or lettuce of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Chipotle Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the chipotle aioli: mayonnaise, adobo sauce, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Brush the halibut fillets with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.

Place the halibut fillets on the preheated grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

While the halibut is grilling, slice the ciabatta buns in half and lightly toast them on the grill or in a toaster.

Once the halibut is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, using a fork, break the fillets into smaller pieces.

To assemble the sandwiches, spread a generous amount of the chipotle aioli on both sides of the toasted ciabatta buns.

Place a handful of arugula or lettuce on the bottom half of each bun.

Top the greens with the grilled halibut, followed by a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Finally, place the top half of the bun on the sandwich and press gently to secure all the flavors together.