Soy Sauce-Poached Halibut Cheeks

Soy Sauce-Poached Halibut Cheeks
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Halibut Cheeks

Jessica Chou

Halibut Cheeks

Since fish cheeks are the best part of the fish, and halibut's flavor is so light, you hardly have to do anything to make it taste good. In this recipe, a quick poach in a soy sauce-based mixture is all it takes to whip up a quick dish.

Check out more Healthy and Hearty Halibut Recipes.

Notes

Instead of mixing your own sauce, you can also buy soba shoyu soy sauce and dilute it with water to taste.

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Mix the soy sauce, mirin, lemon juice, and water together. Adjust to taste. Then place in a saucepot and bring to a boil.

Quickly blanch the halibut cheeks in the hot water (30 seconds). Then place in the boiling soy sauce mixture, cover with a clean paper towel (to soak in and spread the sauce), and simmer for 4-5 minutes, until translucent in the middle.

Remove the cheeks and top with the slices of scallion.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

344 kcal

Daily value:

17%

Servings:

2
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 16 g
  • Protein 49 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 9 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 683 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 204 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 4 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 5 mg
  • Alanine 3 g
  • Arginine 3 g
  • Ash 4 g
  • Aspartic acid 7 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 108 mg
  • Cholesterol 163 mg
  • Choline, total 7 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 3 µg
  • Cystine 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 90 µg
  • Folate, food 41 µg
  • Folate, total 70 µg
  • Folic acid 29 µg
  • Glutamic acid 8 g
  • Glycine 2 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 5 mg
  • Isoleucine 2 g
  • Leucine 4 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 1 µg
  • Lysine 4 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 84 mg
  • Methionine 2 g
  • Niacin 16 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 2 g
  • Phosphorus, P 623 mg
  • Potassium, K 1097 mg
  • Proline 2 g
  • Retinol 204 µg
  • Selenium, Se 120 µg
  • Serine 2 g
  • Sodium, Na 368 mg
  • Starch 8 g
  • Sucrose 2 g
  • Sugars, total 2 g
  • Threonine 2 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Tryptophan 1 g
  • Tyrosine 2 g
  • Valine 2 g
  • Water 242 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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