Thursday, June 30, 2011

Arctic Char w/ Roasted Garlic & Rosemary

So during my recent first trip to Trader Joe's I saw some Arctic Char on sale.  I had never had it before and we love fish, so I picked some up.  I had no idea what it tasted like or what to cook it with so I did a quick Internet search and found this recipe on Food Network.  It catch my attention because I had some fresh rosemary in my fridge that I still needed to use up (from another recipe I haven't shared yet).  And I love roasted garlic so it sounded perfect!  It was seriously so easy and really bright with the lemon.  Roasted garlic doesn't have a strong garlic flavor, it just turns sort of sweet almost and it was a great pair with the fresh rosemary.  Just be sure to leave yourself enough time to roast the garlic, or do it the night before!

1 small-sized bulb garlic
2 (1/2 - 1 pound total) Arctic char fillets
1/8 cup olive oil
1/8 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Leaves from 1 or 2 large sprigs fresh rosemary
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice off top of the garlic bulb, wrap in foil and roast for 1 hour. Set aside and allow bulbs to cool. Squeeze the roasted garlic from the bulbs into a food processor, and add the oil, lemon juice and rosemary. Process until mixture is smooth.
Raise the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
Place fillets on well-oiled, foil-covered baking sheet. Salt and pepper the fillets liberally. Spread puree over the fillets, making sure all the flesh is well covered. Let fish marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes (if time).
Bake fish for 12 to 15 minutes, until the meat flakes easily and has a somewhat darker appearance on the inside.
Broil for another 2 minutes to brown the tops of the fillets (optional).

we had ours with rice, green beans, & edamame

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