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

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?

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      1. re: hotoynoodle

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

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

        1. re: Pablo

          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. 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. 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.
            Thanks,hounds

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            1. re: Veggo

              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

                Thomas Keller's Per Se served grouper cheeks.

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

                1. 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.