Halibut Cheeks with Ginger-Orange Sauce

Halibut Cheeks with Ginger-Orange Sauce

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"Halibut cheeks are really delicious and super-easy to cook. Here they are pan-seared and served with a zingy orange sauce with Asian seasonings. Great with asparagus and jasmine rice for a light and tasty Spring dinner."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 293 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 293 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 37.2 g
  • 74%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 547 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk the orange juice, cilantro, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the halibut cheeks until golden brown on each side, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Pour the orange juice mixture into the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the halibut flakes easily with a fork and the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove halibut cheeks to a plate and drizzle with orange sauce to serve.
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Czech Cook
11/27/2009

Wow! Tasty,quick and easy. No cilantro at home, so used italian parsley. Make sure fish are very dry before going in the pan - extra moisture adds to the time to thicken the sauce and leads to leathery fish. Well, as leathery as halibut cheeks can get.

household maven
4/1/2010

This is an outstanding recipe! I added a tsp of orange zest and an extra Tbs of fresh squeezed OJ and it was dynamite! Served with black rice drizzled with sesame oil and snap peas, a new favorite. Thanks!

JenniferandRichmond Harris
5/4/2010

Oh my this is SOOOO good!! Halibut is expensive but its wonderful in this recipe! Perfect paired with some brown rice! I used frozen halibut fillets that i thawed out and it was magnificent! :)