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Arctic Char Poached in olive Oil with Winter Citrus

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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Arctic Char, Citrus, Salmon
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 pound Salmon/Arctic Char
  • Olive oil enough to completely cover the fillet
  • 1 orange thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 bundle Fresh herbs, like rosemary, or thyme.
  • 2 Cloves garlic smashed
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 325. In a baking dish large enough to fit the fish either cut or whole. Season your fish fillets on both sides liberally with salt and pepper and set aside. Pour a small amount of olive oil into the bottom of the dish and layer a few pieces of citrus and herbs, lay the fish on topSubmerge the filet in olive oil, making sure it is completely covered, and add the additional herbs, smashed garlic, and remaining citrus.
  • Bake the fillet for about 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness. Allow the fillet to cool and serve alongside fresh greens, over rice, or with seasonal vegetables. I like to garnish the fish with additional fresh citrus juice and herbs. You can use some of the reserved olive oil to make a citrus dressing.