Ras el hanout is a spice mixture from North Africa. The name is Arabic for “head of the shop” and implies a mixture of the best spices the seller has to offer. It’s used in many savory dishes, rubbed on meat, or stirred into rice. The mixture may consist of over a dozen spices, such as cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ground chili peppers, coriander, cumin, peppercorn, paprika, fenugreek, and turmeric.
2 cups fresh chopped mango
Juice of 1 lime, squeezed
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoon roughly chopped cilantro
Kosher salt and pepper
Olive oil Spray
Moroccan Ras El Hanout seasoning, Middle Eastern stores or online
4 halibut steaks
Sliced red onion for garnish, (optional)
Lime wedges for garnish, (optional)
Heat a barbecue grill to medium heat.
To make the salsa, add the mango, juice of 1 lime, red onion, and cilantro to a small bowl and mix. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Set aside.
Spray the halibut filet’s on both sides with olive oil spray. Season with kosher salt and pepper and lightly sprinkle the Ras El Hanout seasoning on both sides. (Not too much though). Grill the steaks to desired doneness and remove from the grill. Plate and top with ½ cup salsa each.
Garnish with red onions and lime wedges.