This recipe for Seared Halibut Cheeks is a simple, delicious preparation that really highlights the lusciousness of these succulent morsels of fish. It’s the perfect combination of buttery white fish served with a velvety vibrant lemony tomato sauce.
Halibut cheeks are such a delightful delicacy. These beautiful, large medallions of tender white fish have a similar buttery sweet flavor and texture to scallops. Not only are they delicious, but they are also good for you! Halibut cheeks are an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are loaded with magnesium which helps in the production of energy along with aiding in the formation of strong bones and teeth.
Seared to perfection this recipe for halibut cheeks couldn’t be easier or more delicious. You may be wondering how to cook these succulent morsels of goodness. The preparation for halibut cheeks is just like how you would cook scallops. Simply lay the cheeks out and dry them individually with a paper towel. Then you season them however you like. At this point you can either pan sear, grill or bake them. Easy, right?! You just want to make sure you don’t overcook them. There is a sweet spot for when they will become slightly firm, cooked to perfection. When fully cooked, the halibut cheeks will go from translucent to opaque. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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