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Sautéed Halibut Cheeks with Lemon Fettuccine

A gourmet recipe with Wild Alaska Halibut Cheeks from Great Alaska Seafood

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cooking Time:
10 minutes
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Halibut cheeks and pasta with lemon - what's not to love?

Seafood Ingredient: Fresh Alaska Halibut

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  • 1 lb. thawed halibut cheeks
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp margarine
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp fresh-grated lemon rind
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1 Tbsp minced garlic)
  • 6 cups hot cooked fettuccine (12 oz uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

  1. Cut large cheeks into quarters, if necessary.
  2. Prepare fettuccine.
  3. Combine flour, salt, and cracked pepper in a large zip-top heavy-duty plastic bag.
  4. Add halibut cheeks to bag, seal, then shake to coat.
  5. Heat oil and margarine in a large nonstick skillet over high heat.
  6. Add coated halibut cheeks and cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove halibut cheeks from pan and keep warm.
  8. Reduce heat to medium, then add wine, lemon rind, lemon juice, and garlic. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove from heat and combine with pasta, tossing gently to coat.
  10. Add halibut cheeks and stir gently.
  11. Serve on large plates and sprinkle with parmesan cheese; garnish with parsley and serve with garlic bread.


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