Arctic Char with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce

Arctic Char with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce Recipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 3 tablespoons sauce)
Total time: 40 Minutes

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Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 271
Fat 13.5 g
Satfat 3.3 g
Monofat 6.4 g
Polyfat 2.7 g
Protein 33.9 g
Carbohydrate 1.7 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 446 mg
Calcium 47 mg


1/2 cup 2% Greek-style plain yogurt
1/4 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 (6-ounce) arctic char or salmon fillets, skinned
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Lime wedges (optional)


1. Combine first 5 ingredients; chill.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fillets with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add fillets to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Serve fillets with sauce and lime wedges, if desired.

Wine note: This menu dances beautifully with the Weingut Knoll Loibner Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2007 ($30). The cool dollop of cucumber yogurt is spun dizzy by citrus notes ranging from tart lime to sweet tangerine, and a long finish of green peppercorn is a subtle counterpoint to the coconut-intensified rice. --Alexander Spacher