RECIPE chile lime arctic char (or salmon)

Chile Lime Arctic Char (or Salmon)

Adapted from:

Note: you can substitute salmon for arctic char—both are a healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids; arctic char is somewhat less fishy tasting than salmon.  My kids love salmon, and really enjoyed its fish “cousin”.  You can either bake or grill—both instructions are included below (I can only vouch for the baking instructions below).

Ingredients7 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons salt (I prefer kosher or course sea salt)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 3/4 teaspoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
2 (1-lb) arctic char fillets with skin (about 1 1/4 inches thick); if salmon use 2 (1-lb) fillets (~1.5 in thick)


Stir together garlic, lime juice, oil, sugar, and chipotle chile in a small bowl.

Rub chile mixture all over flesh side of fish and marinate at cool room temperature 15 minutes.

To Bake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place marinated fish on foil lined baking tray and bake ~25-30 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork, or preferred doneness.

To cook fish using a gas grill: Lightly oil grill rack, then put fish, skin side down, on rack above shut-off burner and grill, covered with lid, 4 minutes. Using 2 metal spatulas, loosen skin from grill rack and turn fish over. Grill fish, covered with lid, until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more, then loosen from grill rack with spatulas and transfer to a clean platter.  If substituting salmon, grill turning over once, about 12 minutes total.

To cook using a charcoal grill: (see original recipe link above)


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