Oven Baked Maple and Citrus Arctic Char with Gremolata

April 19, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Today I took a bike ride to the fishmonger, who recommended a nice piece of Arctic Char. He packed it nicely in ice, and I ventured home. On the way, I passed a sugarhouse in full operation. Here is the mingling plus a few items I pulled out of the vegetable bin. —Bevi

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 pounds Arctic Char fillets
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons Grade B maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Juice of one orange
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 handful Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup salted and roasted almonds, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pour the wine in a small baking dish, and place the fish in the dish.
  2. Pour the citrus juices and sprinkle the zests directly over the fillet(s). Sparingly drizzle the maple syrup over the fish. Finish off with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Place the fish in the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. While the fish is baking, prepare the gremolata by combining the parsley, almonds, and garlic and mixing well.
  4. When the fish is done to your liking, plate it and spoon the sauce over the fish, as well as pooling remaining sauce onto the platter. Place some gremolata directly onto the pool of sauce so as to capture some of the citrus notes of the sauce. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Recipe by: Bevi

Cooking is an important part of my past. I grew up and worked on our family resort. These days, I cook good food to please my friends and family.

11 Reviews

Caroline J. March 21, 2021
This recipe was AMAZING! I used Lakanto maple syrup instead of the regular kind to minimize the sugar. I cant wait to make this again!
Bevi March 21, 2021
I am so glad you liked the char!
Joan September 19, 2015
I made the fish exactly as the recipe was written and it was delicious. Next time I might add lemon zest to gremolata and blanch the garlic to take out some of its bite.
Bevi September 19, 2015
So glad you enjoyed it. Both your suggestions sound good!
lapadia April 24, 2015
Beautiful mouthwatering photo, and, you posted just in the nick of time :) :)
Phylora January 31, 2014
This was excellent!
Bevi January 31, 2014
So glad you liked it!
wssmom March 23, 2012
The flavor combination here sounds great! Maybe it will even entice the Spouse to try some salmon ....
Bevi March 24, 2012
Good luck - I have to try to entice my spouse on many a fish dish.
Midge March 22, 2012
What an inspired use of maple syrup! Can't wait ti give it a try.
Bevi March 24, 2012
Thank you Midge! It's a quick and easy dish.