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January 13, 2012 / Food Follower

Honey-soy glazed Arctic Char with Roasted Vegetables

After traveling for 12 hours, I needed a quick-fix healthy dinner that did not compromise taste. I immediately thought arctic char, my favorite fish which has both salmon and trout qualities. I like arctic char more than salmon because it tastes lighter due to its lower fat content. I decided to accompany the arctic char with roasted vegetables. I particularly like roasted leek, so this was the star of my side dish.

Roasted Vegetables

What I love about roasted vegetables (besides the fact that they taste delicious) is their versatility. You can throw in whatever vegetables you like and in any proportion. I used leeks, carrots, and onions. I also put some chopped garlic and a sprig of thyme into my concoction. Other good vegetables to use in this dish are: eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers.

Ingredients

  • 2 leeks
  • 4 medium-sized carrots
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • Roughly 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to the taste

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

2) Chop leeks, carrots, and onions into bite-sized pieces. (Try to make the vegetables similar sizes so they cook evenly).

3) Place the chopped vegetables onto a large sheet pan and sprinkle roughly 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil on them and toss the vegetables. I honestly just eyeball the amount of oil I use- you just want to make sure that all the vegetables are coated lightly with the oil.

4) Season the vegetables with some salt and pepper.

5) Put the sheet pan with the vegetables in the oven and cook them for 10 minutes (with the oven at 400 degrees). After 10 minutes are up, lower the oven to 350 degrees and cook the vegetables for another 35 minutes. I checked my vegetables often- roughly every 10 minutes and tossed them to make sure they didn’t burn. (Please note your oven may be different than mine: the vegetables are done when the carrots are tender but still have a little bite to them).

Servings: 3-4

Arctic Char

This recipe is super simple but does not lack in the flavor department.

Ingredients

  • 4 arctic char steaks
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon honey
  • 1 lemon

Directions

1) Mix soy sauce with honey. (If the sauce tastes too sweet, you can add more soy sauce).

2) Brush a light coat of the sauce onto each of the arctic char steaks. (Please do not feel that you need to use all the sauce – I usually don’t but I always like to have extra in case I spill some).

3) Preheat a grill pan on medium heat. Cook the arctic char on each side for 4 minutes.

4) Serve with lemon on the side.

Servings: 4

You can also add a starch (such as rice) to this dish, but I was not particularly hungry.

Here is my final product:

Bon appétit!

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