Interesting how life works out. One day all is normal and the next you find yourself in the Emergency Room. All I have to say is be careful with knives and avocados. Especially when you have sharp knives. So after several shots and a suture, all is well, but that first day was pretty miserable. So here came my husband and best friend, George, who said, “I’m making dinner.”
Only 70 calories per serving!
His menu was Char, which I now call “George’s Char Salmon” along with a wonderful Spinach Salad with Bacon, a gorgeous Rainbow Tomato Salad and finally brown rice. Bless him. Healthy all. Well, maybe not so much the bacon, but all things in moderation, right?
Now you have to understand, George’s (volunteer) kitchen duties usually entail being a fabulous Sous Chef. I know I couldn’t have done all our parties without him, but his chef duties are rare. It’s not his fault at all, it’s mine because I love to cook so much. But after this delightful dinner, he obviously has been watching and learning.
One of the hardest things to do when you first start cooking is timing. All the hot foods need to be hot and the cold foods cold, right on time. And he nailed it. Everything was perfect.
How to Make Easy Arctic Char
George’s recipe was a little different from my Easy Arctic Char and I loved it. The preparation was close to mine but he made his Char with garlic and butter and it really made a big difference. As he said, “Garlic and butter just go hand in hand with fish.” And he’s right. Who doesn’t like Scampi?
By the way, if you’ve never tried Char, you really are missing out. The Icelandic fish is really a cross between salmon and trout. It’s deep red flesh looks like salmon, but it’s shimmery silver skin looks like trout. And the taste? Much milder than salmon and far richer than trout. It’s really perfect. Although what you buy in the market is farm raised, don’t let that deter you. It’s raised in very clean water and according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, it’s one if the top healthiest fish to eat.
So thank you George for once again coming to my rescue. You’re the best of the best!
One last thought, on this little Emergency Room visit. The nurses actually told us that kitchen knife accidents, especially with avocados, are the most common injury they see. So, be extra careful around those slippery pits!
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George’s Char Salmon
George’s Char Salmon is made with delightfully light Arctic Char that is sautéed and finished in the oven is a rich garlic butter sauce.
Servings: 2 People
- 2 6 oz Arctic Char filets
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Ghee Clarified butter
- 2 Cloves Garlic Finely minced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Salt and pepper char filets.
- In a oven proof frying pan, add Ghee and garlic. Cook 1 minute then add char filets flesh side down. Allow to cook 3 minutes until we’ll browned.
- Turn filets over and immediately place in oven for 4-5 minutes, just until filets are firm.
- Add to serving dish and pour pan juices over top.
Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 582mg | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 5mg