Chipotle-Lime Grilled Arctic Char

4 6-oz. arctic char fillets (substitute salmon if char is unavailable)

4 cloves garlic, peeled

1 cup cilantro or parsley leaves

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon chipotle powder

Lime wedges (for accompaniment)

  1. Pat dry the char and let it come to room temperature.
    In a food processor, combine the garlic and cilantro or parsley. Process to mince finely. Add the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and chipotle powder and process until smooth. Reserve. Preheat the grill to medium heat on one side (leave one side with no coals underneath if using a charcoal grill). Just before grilling, pour a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a cup and use tongs and a wadded paper towel to swab the cool side of the grate with oil. Place the fish on the heated grate, skin side down, and close the lid; cook for 4 minutes. Carefully turn the fish and place on the cool side of the grill for about 2–3 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through but still a little pink in the middle. Turn again, flesh side up, and drizzle with the prepared sauce.
    Transfer to a platter and serve.


Yield: 4 servings