Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto Recipe

Serves/Makes: 3 servings

Ingredients:

  •     For the Pineapple Salsa:
  • 4 cups tightly packed kale leaves, stems removed
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted (pine nuts or walnuts would work, too)
  • A generous pinch red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  •     For the Grilled Arctic Char:
  • 12 ounces Arctic char fillet
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked pasta to serve (ziti works nicely)
How to cook Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto:
  • Add the kale and garlic to a food processor, coarsely chopping to create enough room for the other ingredients.
  • Add the pumpkin seeds, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, cheese, and olive oil, and puree until it comes to a nice smooth consistency. Set the pesto aside.
  • Put water on to boil as you make kale pesto. Cook some pasta according to package directions, and toss with about 2 tablespoons of the kale pesto. Cover and keep warm on the stove while you grill the fish.
  • Preheat a grill to 400°F (200°C).
  • Combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil with some salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Rinse the char fillet, pat dry. Place the fillet in the bowl with olive oil flesh side down, then turn over to the skin side to get the fish well coated.
  • Gently shake off excess oil, then place the fish carefully on the grill, skin side down.
  • Grill on the skin side for 4 minutes, then turn over to grill for 3 minutes flesh side down.
  • Note: the skin may stick to the grill, that is OK. Just place the fish flesh side on a clean portion of the grill and remove the skin later.
  • After the char has grilled for 7 minutes total, the fish should be cooked through but still nice and moist. Remove the char from the grill and place on a large platter.
  • Plate a portion of the pasta, topped with a scoop of the kale pesto. Spread the pesto over the fish. Repeat for the other servings.
  • Enjoy!
Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto recipe
Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto recipe
Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto recipe
Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto recipe

Note(s):

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 7 mins
Total time: 17 mins

The Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto recipe very simple to cook and very tasty too!

Grilled Arctic char topped with kale pesto, served on a bed of pasta, makes for a tasty and healthy meal.


This recipe for Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto serves/makes: 3 servings

The Grilled Arctic Char with Kale Pesto recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Char (more Char recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)

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