Halibut Cheeks with Ginger-Orange Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Halibut Cheeks with Ginger-Orange Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

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."

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Directions

  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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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 20, 2014

I must be missing something here, but this sauce did not taste good at all. The orange didn't pair right with the ginger, sesame, cilantro and soy. I just couldn't palette it. Was so acidic. So I just took out the orange and made it again. MUCH BETTER!

 
Apr 01, 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!

 
May 04, 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! :)

 
Mar 05, 2010

Really good. I used tilapia instead as I can't get good, fresh halibut in FL.

 
Oct 01, 2010

Wow! So good and so easy. I was halfway through mixing up the sauce when I realized I was out of cilantro so I left it out and it was still great. I didn't measure everything exactly so I know I was a little heavy on the ginger and garlic but we like it that way. I also used tilapia instead of halibut, we love it but fresh halibut is just too expensive for an everyday meal.

 
Sep 15, 2010

Another winner in my opinion. You do have to be nutty about the cooking time however. No more than 3 or 4 minutes if you want tender Halibut.

 
Jan 15, 2010

I substituted tangerines plus Meyer Lemon juice, in lieu of oranges and it was still a great recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 293 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 37.2 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 547 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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