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Fish liver & fish cheek, which fish's makes the best dish?

grocerytrekker Jan 17, 2007 05:12 AM

Try saying that 10 times :)

Some of us think they are the best parts of a fish. Examples - monkfish liver ankimo. Salmon cheek.

So good, and so good for you. More examples of fish with delectable liver or cheek?

  1. kare_raisu Jan 17, 2007 05:55 AM

    yellowtail collar?

    1. hotoynoodle Jan 17, 2007 06:51 AM

      cod cheeks.

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      1. re: hotoynoodle
        grocerytrekker Jan 17, 2007 05:33 PM

        Cod liver, unfortunately, is known to us as a nutritional supplement.

        Has anyone seen a cod liver, eaten it? Is it good at all?

      2. Pablo Jan 17, 2007 06:31 PM

        Collars and Cheeks!

        Striped Jack



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        1. re: Pablo
          grocerytrekker Jan 17, 2007 07:02 PM

          As much as I appreciate the pictures of scary fish heads, I'd also appreciate isolated cheek pictures. You know, those appealingly round, plump coins of juicy meat.

        2. Veggo Jan 17, 2007 06:52 PM

          I ate some trigger fish livers at a Mayan banquet in Quintana Roo some years ago; they were wrapped in foil to hold the oil, and baked in a pit with banana leaves. Fortunately it was not the main course- strong stuff. Said to be very healthy and had cultural meaning.

          1. Veggo Jan 17, 2007 07:07 PM

            My high-end grocer (Sarasota) sells grouper cheeks for a king's ransom, so there must be something to them. If someone has a tasty but not too complex method of preparing them, I would like to try.

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            1. re: Veggo
              hotoynoodle Jan 17, 2007 07:11 PM

              fish cheeks can be prepared like scallops. in fact back when cod was cheap, unscrupulous restaurants would pass them off as such.

              1. re: Veggo
                grocerytrekker Jan 17, 2007 07:11 PM

                Thomas Keller's Per Se served grouper cheeks.

                1. re: grocerytrekker
                  Veggo Jan 17, 2007 07:25 PM

                  Then so shall I. (but not as well)

              2. hotoynoodle Jan 17, 2007 07:33 PM

                it's terribly cold here, so i'm wishing for spring. and the arrival of shad roe. not really liver, i know...

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                  rtmonty Jan 17, 2007 11:31 PM

                  Here in the bay area, fresh halibut cheeks are the "cheek" of choice and they are wonderful. But, as others pointed out, you do pay dearly for cheeks.

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