To represent the 42nd state to join the Union, Washington, we’ve pulled together a recipe for grilled halibut with a side of fresh raspberries.


The Pacific halibut is found in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean, and commercial halibut fishing actually began off the coast of Washington in 1888.

On top of that, 90% of red raspberry production in the U.S. came from Washington state, so our 50 States/50 Grill Recipes/50 Beers feature this week brings together halibut and raspberries in a quick and healthy dish you can have ready in 25 minutes on any weeknight on your Coyote Outdoor kitchen.

For this grilled halibut recipe, pull together:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (1 pound) halibut steak

And as for the raspberry finish, just add a few fresh raspberries to the top of the grilled halibut upon serving, for a sweet and tart pairing.

Finally, don’t forget a Redhook Pilsner (brewed in Woodlinville, Washington) for a refreshing contrast to the sweetness of the brown sugar and berries.

Cheers and happy grilling!