Halibut Cheeks with Ginger Orange Sauce


Halibut cheeks are delicious and super easy to cook. In this recipe 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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 (3 ounce) halibut cheeks


  1. Whisk orange juice, cilantro, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook halibut cheeks until golden brown on each side, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Pour orange juice mixture into skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until halibut flakes easily with a fork and sauce has thickened slightly. Remove halibut cheeks to a plate and drizzle with orange sauce to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
13g Fat
5g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 891mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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