Arctic Char with Fresh Pea Salad

Toss together a salad. Cook up a fillet. Voila! Dinner is served, and it's deliciously fresh.
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arctic char fresh pea salad

Recipe by Alexa Weibel

Start to Finish: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 5 tbsp. olive oil

  • 3/4 tsp. lemon zest plus 2 tbsp. juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 2 tsp. fish sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/4 tsp. sugar

  • 6 oz. fresh snap peas, thinly sliced lengthwise

  • 4 oz. snow peas

  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves

  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves

  • 4 skin-on arctic char fillets (about 6 oz. each)


1. In a large bowl, whisk 3 tbsp. oil, the lemon zest and juice, fish sauce, garlic, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Toss with the snap peas, snow peas, radishes, mint, and basil.

2. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tbsp. oil over medium-high. Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the fish in the skillet, skin-side down, and cook until the skin is crispy, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until just opaque in the centers, 2 to 3 minutes more. Serve the fish with the pea salad.