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Arctic Char with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Hands-On:15 mins Total:15 mins Yield:4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 3/4 cup tomato mixture)

Arctic Char with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 (6-ounce) arctic char fillets

¾ teaspoon coarse salt, divided

½ teaspoon black pepper, divided

4 garlic cloves, halved

3 pints multicolored cherry tomatoes

¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil

2 shallots, thinly sliced

Step1: Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2: Heat a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle fillets with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add fillets, flesh side down, to pan, and sauté for 2 minutes. Place pan in oven; cook at 400° for 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 3: Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic, and cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high. Add tomatoes to pan; sauté for 2 minutes or until skins blister, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat. Sprinkle tomato mixture with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, basil, and shallots; toss to combine. Serve with fish.


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