Soy Sauce-Poached Halibut Cheeks

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Soy Sauce-Poached Halibut Cheeks
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.

2
Servings
232
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 10 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound halibut cheeks
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

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.

Sauce Shopping Tip

A great sauce is all about flavor. Be sure to get fresh and bold flavors to add to your sauces based on what looks good at the store.

Sauce Cooking Tip

When reducing a sauces be sure to keep an eye out and not let it burn. For extra shine in your sauce, add a pat of butter at the end.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
5%
Sugar
0.4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.4%
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Protein
43g
87%
Carbs
2g
1%
Vitamin A
49µg
5%
Vitamin B12
2µg
42%
Vitamin B6
1mg
63%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
11µg
3%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
16µg
19%
Calcium
28mg
3%
Fiber
0.3g
1.2%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
35µg
9%
Iron
0.7mg
3.7%
Magnesium
64mg
16%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
15mg
75%
Phosphorus
559mg
80%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
1069mg
31%
Sodium
818mg
34%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.2%
Zinc
1mg
6.4%

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