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Olive Oil, Citrus, and Herb Poached Arctic Char

Parve Parve
8 Servings Serving Icon
3 Hours, 40 Minutes Preferences Icon

Arctic char is a member of both the trout and salmon families, but physically looks more like a salmon. Salmon can be used in this recipe as well with the same delicious results. Arctic char is a coldwater fish with a delicate and mild flavor. This fish dish has become one of my new favorite recipes and cooking techniques. It’s super flavorful and moist and has that rustic, stunning appearance. Make sure to start it a few hours ahead of time because it needs time to marinate.


1. Whisk together olive oil, dill, chives, parsley, garlic, lemon and orange zest and juice, salt, and pepper.
2. Pour half of the mixture into a nine- x 13-inch baking dish. Add Arctic char and spoon remaining mixture over top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least three hours or up to overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Let fish stand in marinade at room temperature 15 minutes before cooking.
4. Remove plastic wrap and bake in preheated oven until fish is just cooked through, 18 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.