Arctic Char Recipe with Grilled Pear

Arctic Char Recipe with Grilled Pear

Arctic Char Recipe with Grilled Pear

I love Arctic Char! It is slightly milder in taste than wild salmon and is reminiscent of trout. It is just delightful! Nutritionally, it is superb: it's a great source of protein and is rich in omega-3 healthy fatty acids. It is also a sustainable fish and is therefore a responsible choice for our planet! This is such a simple recipe that involves broiling the fish with a little drizzle of fresh lemon juice and olive oil, that's it! The sliced grilled pear is a nice addition to make this a perfect elegant dish over mixed greens and walnuts. What a perfect summer dish all in one plate…and you know how much I love that!


Arctic Char, filet (1.5 lb)

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Fresh ground pepper to taste

Recipe for Simply Grilled Pear

Directions1. Preheat oven to broil (400º F).

2. Place the arctic char filet, skin side down in a baking pan and sprinkle with coarse salt.

3. Mix the lemon juice and olive oil and drizzle over the fish.

4. Grind fresh pepper generously over the fish and bake on upper rack for about 10 to 12 minutes.

5. Slice into 4 equal portions (you can serve it hot or cold) and place grilled sliced pears on top of each slice when ready to serve.

Recipe and photo provided by Catherine Katz of

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Catherine is the founder of Cuisinicity- Love the Food That Loves You Back, a website where good food and good health come together in a way that is feasible for today’s busy families, as it has been for hers (Catherine and her husband, Nutrition expert Dr. David L. Katz, have 5 children!). Catherine’s recipes have been widely featured in national media, including ABC News, O Magazine, Eating Well, Prevention Magazine, Woman’s World, Fitness, Shape, and many others. She is the co-creator of the Nutrition Detectives™ food label literacy program, now in use by thousands of schools all over the world and has collaborated in the production of other health promotion programming, including the Unjunk Yourself® music video program.