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Grilled Halibut Cheeks in Lemon Sauce

Grilled Halibut Cheeks in Lemon Sauce



Let’s start by getting the grill nice and warm. While that is heating up, take the halibut cheeks out of the package and get them ready to cook.

Halibut cheeks in a bowl before cooking

Then, grab your sauté pan and place it over medium-high heat and start melting the butter. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until translucent. Add the salt, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, and wine and reduce by 1/3. Add olive oil and capers and stir. Remove from the heat.

halibut cheeks in a sauce

In a large foil square, place a spoonful of sauce. Add 1 piece of fish, cover with more sauce, and wrap tightly. Repeat with the remaining fish. Place the packets on the grill and grill for 3 minutes on each side.

Finished halibut cheek recipe in a bowl

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  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Large red onion, chopped
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves - sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp Chopped chives
  • 2 Lemons zested & grated - plus the juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Chopped dill
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup White zinfandel
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1lb Halibut cheeks

Don't forget the Halibut Cheeks!


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