Bilbaina-style Monkfish Cheeks

Recetas del Señor Señor
Bilbaina-style Monkfish Cheeks


Covered in a Bilbaina style sauce, these Bilbaina-style Monkfish Cheeks are tender and flavorful. Seared to tender perfection these monkfish cheeks are then covered in a light sauce made with garlic, chile pepper, and sherry vinegar. This recipe is healthy, quick, and simple, making it a great dinner option on a weeknight. Ready in just 35 minutes, this recipe proves that fast can be delicious. Serve with warm bread to dip in the additional sauce.


  • 8 monkfish
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 chile pepper
  • sherry vinegar


  1. 1Season the cheeks with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a skillet on medium high and sear on both sides.
  2. 2Add the remaining oil to another pan on low heat and add the garlic and chile pepper 9add an additional pepper if you want it to be spicier).
  3. 3Remove the cheeks from the stove and plate, placing the garlic and oil on top. Add a few drops of sherry vinegar.
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