Orange Arctic Char with Burst Cherry Tomatoes is a delicious and vibrant dish that combines the delicate flavor of Arctic char, a type of fish, with the sweetness of cherry tomatoes and the tanginess of orange. Here’s a recipe to guide you through the process:
– 2 Arctic char fillets
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1 tablespoon butter
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– Zest of 1 orange
– Juice of 1 orange
– 1 cup cherry tomatoes
– Fresh basil leaves, torn, for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pat dry the Arctic char fillets with a paper towel and season them with salt and pepper.
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the fish fillets, skin side down. Cook for about 4 minutes until the skin becomes crispy and golden. Flip the fillets and cook for another 2 minutes. Transfer the fillets to the prepared baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet with the fish in the preheated oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
- While the fish is in the oven, prepare the tomato-orange sauce. In the same skillet used for cooking the fish, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add the cherry tomatoes to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to burst and release their juices.
- Pour in the orange juice and zest, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and let the sauce simmer for another 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened.
- Remove the fish from the oven and transfer it to a serving plate. Spoon the tomato-orange sauce over the fish fillets, allowing it to run down the sides.
- Garnish with torn basil leaves for an extra burst of freshness and flavor.
- Serve the Orange Arctic Char with Burst Cherry Tomatoes immediately with your choice of sides, such as steamed vegetables or roasted potatoes.
Enjoy your flavorful and colorful Orange Arctic Char with Burst Cherry Tomatoes!