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Blackened Harissa Halibut Burger is a dream of a fish burger. Perfectly spiced with a harissa blackened halibut burger, with a cooling lemon yogurt, all on a delicious brioche bun.

Blackened Harissa Burgers with Lemon Garlic Yogurt

Switch up the burger routine with a delicious Blackened Halibut Burger on a brioche bun with garlic lemon yogurt. It's got the perfect amount of seasoned heat from the harissa and yogurt to cool things off. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 burgers


  • 2 lbs halibut, cut into 6 equal sized squares approximately 1" thick
  • 2 tbsp harissa spice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil, such as canola or olive oil
  • 6 Brioche buns (or other buns of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup thick Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon preserves (or juice and zest from 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • Optional for garnish: avocado slices, tomato slices, micro greens,and/or cucumber slices


  1. In small bowl mix together harissa spice and brown sugar together. Rub mixture all over halibut pieces.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place halibut pieces in skillet and cook until deeply browned (about 5-7 minutes) before flipping over. Cook second side until deeply browned (about 4-6 minutes) and halibut is cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, mix together yogurt, lemon preserves, garlic and salt and pepper together in a small bowl.

  4. Place yogurt mixture on the bottom (and top if desired) buns and place halibut pieces on buns. Top halibut pieces with optional desired garnishes.