Arctic Char with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

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Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



The skin on one side and pesto on the other keeps the fish deliciously moist. From Whole Foods.

Recipe Ingredients for Arctic Char with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto

2 cups pumpkin seeds (unhulled, green)
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or to taste)
3 garlic cloves, smashed
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 pound Arctic char, skin on

Recipe Directions for Arctic Char with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto

  1. Prepare pesto (can be made up to 3 days ahead): Preheat oven to 375F. Toss pumpkin seeds with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sea salt. Roast 10?15 minutes. Allow to cool. Combine cooled seeds in a food processor with water, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro and remaining 4 tablespoons oil. Pulse until mixture forms a coarse paste. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

  2. Top fish with pesto mixture and let sit 15?30 minutes. Grill skin-side down on oiled grate with grill lid closed about 10 minutes. Use a metal spatula to loosen fish from skin and remove fillet(s) to a serving platter.

Categories

Fish, Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 288.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
822
Calories from Fat
540
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
60.0g
92%
Saturated Fat
10.8g
54%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
142mg
47%
Sodium
381mg
16%
Potassium
597mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
13.8g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
0.9g
Protein
21.2g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 4% Iron 63%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in magnesium
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