Arctic Char is an excellent tasty fish that belongs to the Salmonidae family. There are several subspecies of arctic char, such as blueback trout or Sunapee trout. In addition to the trout-like taste, arctic char is also characterized by a soft pink coloration on the abdomen.
Most of you definitely like salmon or trout, which are very common and popular fish. Arctic char’s taste is somewhere in between, which makes it a truly unique and delicious fish. Served with sautéed potatoes it creates an incredible culinary experience.
Juniper berries – a perfect spice for arctic char
You can use any seasonings you want, but I find a touch of juniper berries really interesting. It gives the fish an amazing and pungent flavor. Juniper berries are a pretty unusual spice. They also have a lot of health benefits, such as providing antioxidant effects, having antidiabetic properties, or promoting heart health. I highly recommend using juniper berries, but if you can’t find them, feel free to skip them. Don’t forget to season the fish with salt and pepper though.
Important is to stuff the fish with lemon, garlic, and rosemary. It provides a fantastic flavor. You must definitely try this simple and healthy recipe!Print
Arctic Char With Sautéed Potatoes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Diet: Low Fat
- 1 whole Arctic Char (ca. 700g)
- 300g potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 50g unsalted butter
- 1 tsp thyme
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 lemon
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- 1/2 tsp juniper berries
- Spring onions
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 100g lamb’s lettuce
- 100g red cabbage
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp fish sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Have your fishmonger gut and scale the fish. Wash nicely in cold water and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
- Prepare your potatoes. Cook them unpeeled in a pot for about 12 minutes. Strip the skins after, then cut them into thick slices. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the potatoes in a single layer if there is room. Add thyme and butter. Sautée from both sides until crispy.
- Preheat oven to 190° Celsius (375° Fahrenheit). Now season and stuff the fish. Grind juniper berries in a mortar and pestle. Sprinkle them along with salt and pepper on the inside of the arctic char. Stuff fish with rosemary, whole garlic, and a couple of lemon slices. Rub olive oil on the skin and salt generously from the outside. Place the fish in the center of the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Now make a lamb’s lettuce and red cabbage salad. Thoroughly wash and dry lettuce and place it into a large bowl. Add sliced cabbage and spring onion. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of fish sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
- When the fish is rested for a few minutes, it’s ready to serve. Use the thyme-butter left from cooking your potatoes and pour over the fish. Garnish with spring onion. Enjoy!
Juniper berries go perfecty with arctic char
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Fish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: European
Keywords: Fish, Arctic Char, Healthy Fish