Arctic char’s silky texture is beautifully countered by skin crisped to perfection using this easy method. (You can cook salmon or trout fillets in this same manner.) Brightly flavored Smashed Potatoes and Peas with Lemon and Dill are a perfect accompaniment for the fish; if serving it with them, top the fish with a sprig of fresh dill, if you like.
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Super easy and perfect!!! I've always been intimidated by fish - expensive fish. I bought a nice, thick piece of Arctic char, and followed this couldn't-be-easier recipe. Stove temperature is key as I often get lazy and cook at too high temps. I was patient this time and kept it at medium... My only worry was knowing when it was done... At ten minutes it was still too pink on top (didn't want to turn it over), so I covered it... must have been at least 15 minutes before it looked done because of the thickness. Hubby was over the moon with the crispy skin. Definitely going into rotation. Thank you, Fine Cooking.
Simple and perfect. Timing was right on. I used Meyer lemon instead of regular to better cut the little bit of fishiness.
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