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Farmed char is widely available and has a mild flavor and a great texture. It's similar to salmon but not quite as rich and fatty. Wild arctic char from the northern seas is available only for a few weeks in late summer, when the ice has melted enough for the local fishermen to reach them. It is a sought-after delicacy, and one that will cost you. If you find fresh, it's well worth the splurge.

Barton Seaver
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2011

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Credit: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 3/4 cup tomato mixture)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle fillets with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add fillets, flesh side down, to pan, and sauté for 2 minutes. Place pan in oven; cook at 400° for 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic, and cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high. Add tomatoes to pan; sauté for 2 minutes or until skins blister, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat. Sprinkle tomato mixture with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, basil, and shallots; toss to combine. Serve with fish.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; fat 20.4g; saturated fat 3.8g; mono fat 11.7g; poly fat 3.6g; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 2.9g; cholesterol 65mg; iron 2mg; sodium 514mg; calcium 49mg.
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