Seared Arctic Char with Warm Mango-Lime Salsa

Coastal Living
Makes 4 servings


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1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
1/2 to 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup pineapple-orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
1 tablespoon grated or finely chopped fresh ginger
1 cup cubed mango
1/4 cup dark rum
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon water
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Salt, to taste
4 (6-ounce) Arctic char fillets, 1/2 to 1 inch thick, skin on
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Hot cooked rice, optional


1. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in shallot and jalapeño. Cook, stirring often, 4 minutes or until shallot is soft.

2. Stir in broth, juice concentrate, and ginger. Increase heat, and boil gently 5 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Stir in mango and rum; simmer 2 minutes. Combine cornstarch and water, and stir into mango mixture. Bring to a boil, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice and salt; keep sauce warm.

3. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Heat a large, heavy ovenproof skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil. Place fillets, seasoned side down, in skillet; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip fillets, and put pan in oven. Roast at 425° for 4 to 5 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Place fillets on plates, divide sauce evenly over fish, and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with rice, if desired.

Created date

March 2009