Spice Up Your Taste Buds With Pepper Halibut Recipe!

Welcome my friends to my Pepper Halibut with Salsa Cream recipe, a dish that is guaranteed to impress and make your taste buds dance with delight. This recipe truly embodies the heart of Mexican cuisine, with the perfect blend of spice, freshness, and boldness. Trust me when I say, one bite of this dish and you’ll be hooked!

As a home chef who loves throwing epic dinner parties, I can tell you, this recipe has never failed to impress my guests. The flavors are balanced and delicious, and it’s just as quick to prepare as it is to devour. Plus, it’s versatile enough to be served to a small gathering or a large party.

This recipe was introduced to me by the one and only Sam the Cooking Guy. If you’re not familiar with him or his recipes, then trust me, you’re missing out. He’s quickly become one of my go-to sources for cooking inspiration and many other home chefs feel the same way.

So let us dive in together and create another masterpiece from Sam Cooking Guy’s wheelhouse of amazing recipes – Pepper Halibut with Salsa Cream. Get ready for an explosion of flavor in your mouth!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pepper Halibut With Salsa Cream (Via Sam the Cooking Guy)
Pepper Halibut With Salsa Cream (Via Sam the Cooking Guy)

Behold, food lovers – this recipe is about to revolutionize your taste buds!

As a scribe, I must stress that you don’t want to miss out on this flavor explosion. Trust me, if you’re looking for an exotic twist on seafood and spice, then this Pepper Halibut with Salsa Cream dish is exactly what you need.

This recipe is the brainchild of Sam the Cooking Guy, who is known for his exceptional taste and quality recipes. Here, he has combined tender halibut with a mix of cilantro, chili powder, cayenne pepper and cumin to create the perfect tasty blend for those with exquisite palates.

The dish is then topped off with a salsa cream comprising sour cream, diced Anaheim chili and sam’s homemade salsa verde – absolutely divine!

But what really sets this dish apart from the rest is how versatile it can be.

You can modify the spice level according to your preference so that even if you don’t like it too hot or if you like living on the edge when it comes to spiciness, this recipe caters to all. Not only that, but you can also switch up the type of fish used for an entirely different experience.

To make things even better, the leftovers taste just as great as when they were freshly made (though we doubt you’ll have any left over!). And just wait until you try pairing this dish with a refreshing corn salsa – talk about perfection on a plate!

So if you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that satisfies your epicurean cravings while giving your palate something new and exciting to devour…look no further than Pepper Halibut with Salsa Cream!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to spice up your dinner with this pepper halibut recipe!
Get ready to spice up your dinner with this pepper halibut recipe!

This recipe is all about the flavor, and the ingredient list showcases that. Pepper Halibut with Salsa Cream requires a variety of spices and produce to create a deliciously seasoned and tangy dish.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Anaheim chili, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups salsa verde (homemade or store-bought)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 11 oz. halibut filets (or white fish of your choice)
  • Corn tortillas for serving

In creating the salsa cream that coats the halibut, we combine sour cream with our homemade salsa verde – a little pot of heaven made with diced small peppers, jalapeno and some select seasonings. We flavor with a little lemon zest and lemon juice, then finish it off with some freshly chopped cilantro. The result is a cream via Sam cooking guy that’s tart and tangy with a herby edge.

When making this dish, make sure to be attentive to detail when selecting your ingredients. The quality and freshness of your ingredients such as the spice blend consisting of chili powder, cumin, and cayenne can significantly affect the taste and flavor of your dish. Choose ripe peppers that are full in color and have crisp flesh to add texture and contrast to your dish.

Lastly, for best results, make sure to get fresh fish instead of frozen ones. It’ll significantly improve the taste of your halibut salsa.

The Recipe How-To

 Halibut never looked so good! Try this flavorful and creamy dish tonight.
Halibut never looked so good! Try this flavorful and creamy dish tonight.

Now, let’s dive into the juicy part of this recipe: how to prepare it! Follow these simple steps, and you’ll have an impressive pepper halibut with salsa cream dish that your guests will surely love.


  • 4 Halibut fillets
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salsa Cream:
– 1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup salsa verde
1 Anaheim chili, seeded and finely diced
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 yellow pepper, finely diced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
– Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: Prepare the Fish

Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill over high heat. In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic, chili powder, kosher salt, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and zest. Brush the mixture onto the halibut fillets.

Step 2: Grill the Fish

Place the fillets on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes per side or until done. Set aside when done.

Step 3: Make Salsa Cream

In a small pot over medium-high heat, cook peppers until softened. Combine sour cream, salsa verde, peppers , cilantro in a bowl. Stir well to combine.

Step 4: Assemble Serving

To serve, place a halibut fillet on a plate and spoon some of the salsa cream over it. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired. Serve with rice or tortilla chips.

There you have it – delicious pepper halibut with salsa cream at your fingertips! Feel free to adjust some of the spices to suit your taste buds better. Enjoy cooking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Say hello to your new favorite seafood recipe: pepper halibut with salsa cream.
Say hello to your new favorite seafood recipe: pepper halibut with salsa cream.

If you’re not a fan of halibut or can’t find fresh halibut in your area, don’t worry. You can use other types of white fish like cod, tilapia, or sea bass for this recipe. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the thickness of the fish.

For those who want to add some heat to the dish, you can increase the amount of cayenne pepper or chili powder in the pepper mixture. If you prefer a milder heat, simply reduce the amount of these spices.

For a vegetarian version, you could substitute grilled vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, and sweet peppers for the fish. Grilled tofu or seitan would also work well as a protein substitute.

If you’re looking for some extra flavor, consider adding some diced pineapple or mango to the salsa cream. The sweetness of these fruits pairs nicely with the spicy pepper mixture.

Finally, for those who enjoy a little crunch in their dishes, try adding some crushed tortilla chips or toasted pumpkin seeds as a garnish. These toppings will give your dish a fun texture and a pop of color.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to make, this pepper halibut with salsa cream recipe is sure to impress your guests with its spicy and tangy flavors.

Serving and Pairing

 Who says healthy eating can't be delicious? This dish is packed with flavor and nutrients.
Who says healthy eating can’t be delicious? This dish is packed with flavor and nutrients.

Once you’ve plated your stunning pepper halibut with salsa cream, it’s time to think about what side dishes would pair well with this dish. One option is to serve it with some delicious cilantro rice, which complements the flavors of the salsa cream and spices in the halibut. Another great option is to make some fish tacos using the leftover halibut; simply heat them up, top with some corn salsa and wrap them in tortillas.

When it comes to beverages, a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or a light beer like a pilsner can be an excellent complement to the flavors in this dish. Alternatively, if you prefer something non-alcoholic, a refreshing lemonade or iced tea can be the perfect choice.

To dress up your table, consider adding a vibrant green salad on the side and serving dessert in colorful bowls or plates to create a visually appealing display. You could also garnish each plate with a sprig of fresh cilantro or squeeze an extra wedge of lemon over the top for added flavor.

Overall, this pepper halibut with salsa cream recipe is perfect for any fancy dinner party or casual gathering. With its bold flavors and versatile serving options, there’s no doubt that your guests will be impressed with your culinary skills!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Impress your family and friends with this restaurant-worthy pepper halibut dish.
Impress your family and friends with this restaurant-worthy pepper halibut dish.

Now that you’ve made and enjoyed your luscious Pepper Halibut with Salsa Cream, don’t let any of it go to waste! Here are some tips for making ahead of time, storing properly, and reheating:

Make-Ahead: If you are hosting a big party and want to make things ahead of time, the halibut can be marinated up to 2 days in advance. Simply keep it covered tightly in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Storing: If you have any leftover cooked fish, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. The Salsa Cream can be stored separately in another container for the same amount of time.

Reheating: To reheat the halibut, microwave for 30-60 seconds or place on a foil-lined baking sheet in a 350°F oven for 10-12 minutes. Do not overcook it as it will become dry.

As the salsa cream contains sour cream, it may separate when reheated. Stir it well before using and if necessary add some fresh sour cream or lime juice before serving to revive its freshness.

By using these simple tips, you can get the most flavor out of your dish even after refrigerating them.

Tips for Perfect Results

 With this recipe, you can easily elevate your weeknight dinner game.
With this recipe, you can easily elevate your weeknight dinner game.

One of the best ways to ensure your pepper halibut with salsa cream turns out perfectly is to follow a few simple tips. As someone who has cooked this recipe numerous times, I’ve learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t work. Here are some tips for getting that deliciously seasoned, perfectly cooked halibut you crave.

Firstly, make sure to use fresh halibut, if possible. Fresh fish always tastes better than frozen or previously thawed fish, and since the halibut is the star of this dish, it’s worth investing in it.

To ensure that the fish is fully cooked without being overdone, I recommend measuring its thickness and adjusting the cooking time accordingly. If you have a thicker piece of halibut, give it a little extra time in the oven.

It’s important to let your halibut rest for a few minutes after it comes out of the oven to allow the juices to redistribute, resulting in juicier and more flavorful fish. Similarly, allow your salsa cream to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving so that all the flavors can meld together.

When preparing your salsa verde, consider roasting or grilling the vegetables first. This will deepen their flavor and add a smoky element that works well with the other seasonings.

Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative with your toppings and sides. While the halibut is definitely the star of this dish, you can also experiment with different types of corn or vegetable salsas and dressings to find your perfect combination.

By following these tips and using quality ingredients, you’ll be able to create an impressive pepper halibut with salsa cream that will definitely impress your guests at your next party.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a flavorful and impressive dish that will have your guests raving, then look no further than this Pepper Halibut With Salsa Cream recipe. With the perfect balance of heat and creaminess, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone wanting more. And with the flexibility to substitute ingredients and make it your own, you can create a unique variation that fits your taste preferences. So why not try this recipe from Sam the Cooking Guy for your next party or family dinner? With its easy preparation and delicious results, you won’t be disappointed. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Pepper Halibut With Salsa Cream (Via Sam the Cooking Guy)

Pepper Halibut With Salsa Cream (Via Sam the Cooking Guy) Recipe

Saw this on TV (Sam the Cooking Guy). Simple to make (even I could do it), but looks and tastes fantastic. To give credit where it's due, original recipe can be found at http://www.thecookingguy.com/cookbook/recipe.php?id=370
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 186.6 kcal


  • 1 red pepper, diced small
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced small
  • 1 anaheim chili, diced small
  • 1 1/2 lbs halibut
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup salsa verde (green salsa)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped


  • Cook peppers in about a tiny bit of oil in a pan until softened and beginning to get a wee bit brown- about 10 minutes.
  • While that's cooking, heat broiler.
  • Combine cumin, chili powder and cayenne - and sprinkle over halibut.
  • Broil halibut until done - about 5-7 minutes depending on thickness.
  • While halibut and peppers cook, combine sour cream and salsa in a little pot and simmer until heated through.
  • Plate it by putting some pepper mixture on plate, then halibut on top and spoon some of the salsa cream over the top.
  • Garnish with a little cilantro.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 216gCalories: 186.6kcalCarbohydrates: 6.1gProtein: 22.5gFat: 7.7gSaturated Fat: 3.7gCholesterol: 70.6mgSodium: 212.5mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 3.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Very Low Carbs
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