Whole Roasted Arctic Char with Pistou Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole Arctic Char, gutted and scaled, gills and fins removed, head and tail intact
  • 4 handfuls mixed fresh herbs (basil, thyme, tarragon)
  • 1 small bulb fennel, sliced, fronds reserved
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 slices
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Pistou Sauce (see below)
How to cook Whole Roasted Arctic Char with Pistou Sauce:
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Rinse the fish well inside and out and pat dry with paper towels. Lay the big-boy out on a large rimmed sheet pan cut 4 gashes crosswise on both sides of the fish, slicing all the way down to the bone. Season the arctic char with a generous amount of salt and pepper, inside the cavity and all over the skin.
  • Stuff the mixed herbs and fennel inside the body of the fish. Tuck a lemon slice and bay leaf inside each of the slats.
  • Rub a decent amount of olive oil on all parts of the fish.
  • Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, until the skin is crispy and the fish itself is flaky.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with fennel fronds.
  • Serve with Pistou sauce.

Pistou Sauce Recipe

Pistou Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 vine-ripe tomato, seeded, and chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
How to cook Pistou Sauce:
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until the garlic is finely chopped.
  • Serve at room temperature with grilled or roasted fish.
  • Makes about 1 cup.

Notes:

The Whole Roasted Arctic Char with Pistou Sauce is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.


This recipe for Whole Roasted Arctic Char with Pistou Sauce serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Whole Roasted Arctic Char with Pistou Sauce recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Char (more Char recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)

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