Zesty's Builder Asks For No Sodium

by zesty on August 24, 2009 · 13 comments

So I have a fun and interesting story for you today as well as a great Halibut dish.  If you have been following the weather, you likely heard that Hurricane Bill was set to hit in the Atlantic Canada region yesterday.  With that said, I thought it would be a good idea to go to the house site and clean up any loose garbage/debris to prevent it from blowing around and causing any damage.

After we cleaned up, we had a truck load of wood that we normally just bring down to the builders house so they can burn it for the winter.  Once we got there, the guys came over for a chat as we were unloading the truck.  Things were going well as usual when Albert (the Builder ) asked ” Zesty, when are you going to cook something and post it on your blog that has no sodium.  I was on looking last night and couldn’t find any.” I started laughing and then promised him that Monday’s post would be a a tribute to him.  After we laughed and carried on for a bit, I noticed his huge garden to the left.  Within minutes they were picking zucchini, squash and fresh parsley for me to take home.


Driving home, I planned to use these vegetables with a nice fish dish.  I knew the guys liked fish  and I thought some nice grilled garden vegetables with a maple glaze would work nicely with grilled lemon and dill halibut.  To compliment the fish, I created a quick crisp salad with garden tomatoes, leaf lettuce, raisins, cashews and seeds from the Oh Nuts treat bag at the Summit.

Check out the details below.




Grilled Vegetables

  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Real maple syrup

Lemon Dill Halibut

  • 5 Halibut Steaks
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 Sprigs of Fresh dill
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive oil

Crisp Summer Salad

  • Leaf lettuce
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Raisins
  • Cashews
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Orange Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Celery


Grilled Vegetables

  1. Slice, clean and rub vegetables with oil and pepper.
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  3. Grill over medium heat, turning occasionally.
  4. Baste with maple syrup regularly, continue until caramelized.
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  6. Once cooked, remove from grill and cut into bite size pieces.
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  8. ENJOY!

Lemon Dill Halibut

  1. Preheat grill over medium heat.
  2. Oil grill and fish to prevent sticking.
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  4. Season halibut with pepper, lemon and dill.
  5. Grill on one side until cooked; then turn over and complete cooking process until fish is white and flaky.
  6. Remove from heat and hit with a splash of lemon.
  7. ENJOY!
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Zesty Tip: When grilling fish make sure both the grill and fish is well oiled to prevent sticking.  As well, be sure just to turn the fish once to avoid the fish from falling apart.

So there you have it,  I hope you like it guys!  I was supposed to fly out to Washington yesterday but due to the weather all flights were canceled so I am home until later today.  Have a great Monday and enjoy your day.

Take care


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lizzy

this halibut looks amazing. we always do our fish in a skillet but i’ve always wanted to grill it. i;m going to try this! thanks zesty!


2 Gina

Oh boy, that’s a hard challenge! It looks like you were up for it, and you pulled through. This recipe sounds outstanding. I love it how spices can make up for, if not taste better than salt! Mrs. Dash is also tasty if people want a salt alternative. Thanks for the recipe!


3 VeggieGirl

Haha!! Funny request :-D In any case, I’m lovin’ all the grilled goodness.


4 Lara (Thinspired)

Fresh garden vegetables are such a treat. This dish looks truly beautiful and so perfect for end-of-summmer!


5 Abby

That’s funny because my neighbor is having some work done on the outside of his house by some grizzled old painters, and he wanted to thank them extra one night with a pizza.
Turns out that they couldn’t eat either of them, as they were vegan!


6 Caroline

Wow, everything in this post looks so fresh and delicious! My dad has to watch is sodium intake, so I will be sure to pass these recipes on to him. Thanks!


7 Builder's Daughter

Hi Zesty!! Had quite a chuckle over your post. The grilled veggies from our family garden look delicious!! Dad will definitely appreciate these recipes – I wonder if he will be the one cooking supper tonight? I am told your post was printed off and may be making it’s way around the worksite tomorrow.


8 Marisa (Trim The Fat)

Sounds delicious! I love grilled vegetables!


9 Kath

Looks delish Zest!!


10 Kate

Hi Corey,

Just stumbled across your blog (through some of the other food blogs I follow)….could not believe when I noticed a post about PEI potatoes…and then after further investigation, I realized that you were an Islander:) I too am an Islander, and couldn’t believe that I had never heard of your wonderful blog before. Congratulations and keep up the great work!


11 ZestyCook

Thanks for the kind words Kate! Glad to have you following.


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