Oven-Poached Arctic Char
ACTIVE 15 MIN; TOTAL 3 HR 35 MIN SERVES 6
Fruity olive oil packed with delicate herbs, like dill and chives, is a simple but effective marinade for rich fish, such as arctic char. The olive oil mixture doubles as an aromatic poaching liquid. 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh chives
2 Tbsp. lemon zest (from 4 small lemons)
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. black pepper
2 (11/4-lb.) skinless center-cut arctic char fillets, any bones removed
1. Whisk together olive oil, dill, chives, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour half of mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Add arctic char in a single layer, and spoon remaining olive oil mixture over top. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Let fish stand in marinade at room temperature 15 minutes before baking. Remove plastic wrap, and bake in preheated oven until fish is just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Cut each fillet into 3 pieces, and serve immediately with cucumber salad and rice.