Baked Arctic Char with Honey Soy Marinade
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
½ tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon sriracha
2 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 pounds arctic char fillet (whole side), skin on and bones removed
Garnish Ideas (optional)
Green onion, sliced
Chili pepper, sliced
In a small dish, whisk together soy sauce, honey, ginger, sesame oil, sriracha, and garlic.
Pat arctic char dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture, then place the arctic char into a baking dish that's big enough to fit it.
Pour marinade over fish and turn arctic char to get marinade all over. Let marinate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for use shortly.
Remove arctic char from marinade and reserve marinade (I like to scrape off most of the minced garlic and ginger and keep for marinade).
Place arctic char onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and cook in your preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until it's cooked through and flakes easily with a fork (insert the tines of a fork into the thickest part of the fish at an angle and twist gently; it should flake easily).
Note: Time can vary, depending on the size/thickness of your fillet. The fillet used in this recipe was about 1 inch thick at the thickest part. Check on at the 12-minute mark and see how it is. If it isn't cooked, continue cooking until it is.
While arctic char is cooking, place reserved marinade into a small/mini saucepan and heat over low heat until reduced/thickened slightly, heated through, and coats the back of a spoon.
Once fish is cooked and the marinade has thickened/reduced, drizzle the marinade over cooked fish and garnish to taste (if desired) with any of the garnish ideas. Portion, serve and enjoy (it's great with rice or a salad).
PREP TIM 10 mins COOK TIME 12 mins MARINATE TIME 30 mins