Before getting into any recipes, I wanted to introduce myself to you. My name is Lisa and if you’ve been into Foremost Seafood lately, you may have met me. I am one of the four new hires at Foremost. I moved to Dayton, Ohio from South Florida pretty much when the pandemic started. Many of my friends and family thought I was crazy, and maybe I am, but so far it’s landed me here, at an awesome job with great people. I was asked to write some blogs about recipes that my colleagues and I have been trying out. Full disclosure, I am not a chef. I once messed up instant pudding just to put things into perspective for you. So I want to make sure that the recipes I present are not only do-able for you, but me as well.
I understand that seafood, in general, can be really intimidating but the more you cook it, the more comfortable you’ll get, trust me. Not to mention all the benefits of eating seafood. Now, with all that being said, let’s talk about Arctic Char.
About Arctic Char
Arctic Char is from, you guessed it, arctic (cold) waters. It’s very similar to salmon however, compared to trout in taste. It’s coloring is a deep orange-red, similar to that of salmon. It’s high in Omega 3’s which can help your eyesight, make your skin glow, help the brain, as well as help boost your moods. At Foremost Seafood, we carry farm-raised Arctic Char from Iceland. The skin of the fish is left on due to the thinness of it. Our Arctic Char, with the current market price, runs $15.99/lb (price subject to change). The recipe that I am going to give you, I used 1lb of Arctic Char which gave me about three decent size pieces. However, after my family of four was done with it, there was not a bite left.
Arctic Char is a year round fish, weather permitting. It’s always safe to give us a call ahead of time to make sure that we have it in stock for you. The recipe below can also be good for trout and salmon if Arctic Char is not available at the time.
Citrus Sunrise - The Recipe
As previously stated, I am by no means a chef. However, fish is definitely one of my favorite food groups. Not only are there thousands of recipes that are easy to make, but it’s just so darn good. Here’s an easy recipe that I found online, but have made a few tweaks of my own to it.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
3 to 4 Tangerines
1 tablespoon of Honey
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
Chives (as many or as little as you would like)
1 lb of Arctic Char (Salmon or Trout would also be good)
This recipe calls for broiling the fish. Most ovens have a broil setting. Set your oven to broil on high.
While the oven is heating up, marinate fish in tangerine juice, lemon juice, honey, and olive oil for about 5 minutes. I would recommend using fresh squeezed juices if you want the freshest taste.
Once the oven is heated, take a baking pan and lightly cover the area where fish will lay with oil. Be sure not to over coat the pan. Remove fish from marinade (let excess juice drip off before placing on the pan) and place skin down on the pan.**
Once the fish is in the oven, only broil for 5 minutes. Remove fish from the oven and place onto another clean dish.
Take remaining marinade and add chives. Pour remaining marinade over fish with the chives.
**Quick tip: DON’T USE PARCHMENT PAPER! Almost caught it on fire. Not a chef, remember?
At Foremost Seafood
Here at Foremost Seafood, we pride ourselves on carrying the freshest fish around not only for wholesale but to the public as well. Arctic Char was fish that I had yet to try and was very pleased with the end result. I will personally be using this recipe again for later dinners.
Feel free to swing by our store at 1904 Woodman Center Drive, Kettering, Ohio 45420, to see what we are currently carrying. We also recommend that you give us a call to make sure that the seafood you are preparing is in stock. You can reach us at 937-298-1986 and place an order ahead of time as well. Look forward to seeing you soon!