Sesame Scallion Arctic Char or Salmon
I adore Arctic char because it tastes like a lighter and more delicate version of salmon, and it’s a more sustainable and healthier choice than farmed salmon. This marinade gives it so much flavor that we were practically licking our plates clean. Scramble recipe tester Jennifer Grosman reported that her son Max said, “It’s amazing! I can’t stop eating it!”
- 2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
- 1/2 lime juice only, about 1 Tbsp.
- 1/4 tsp. hot chili oil
- 2 tsp. fresh ginger peeled and grated or finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced, about 1/2 tsp.
- 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 lb. Arctic char or salmon fillet
- 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
- 4 scallions green parts only, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
- In a flat dish with sides just large enough to hold the fish, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, oil, ginger and garlic. Add the fish, flesh side down, and marinate it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to 1 hour.
- Preheat the broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heating element. (Alternatively, bake the fish at 450 degrees.) Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line it with foil for easier cleanup.
- Transfer the fish to the baking sheet, flesh side up, spooning some of the remaining marinade over the fish. Broil the fish for 7 – 10 minutes until it flakes easily with a fork.
- Remove it from the oven and sprinkle it evenly with the sesame seeds and scallions. Serve it immediately.
Do Ahead or Delegate: Make the marinade and marinate (and refrigerate) the fish, slice the scallions, toast the sesame seeds if necessary. Scramble Flavor Booster: Double the hot chili oil, ginger and garlic and add 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning to the marinade. Tip: You can save time with this recipe by purchasing already toasted sesame seeds (they can often be found with the Asian foods). If you can’t find toasted sesame seeds in your store, you can toast them in a skillet over medium heat or in your toaster oven on low until the seeds become light brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Watch them carefully, as they burn easily. Nutritional Information per serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 356, Total Fat 22g, 34%, Saturated Fat 5g, 24.5%, Cholesterol 45mg, 15%, Sodium 188.5mg, 8.5%, Total Carbohydrate 3.5g, 0.5% Dietary Fiber 1g, 4% Sugar 0.5g, Protein 33g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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