Planked Arctic Char

Planked Arctic Char
Menu Part: 
Entree
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
4

This American Indian technique results in meat that absorbs a smoky sweetness from the wood and stays extremely moist. Planked fish and other foods can be roasted in the oven, but magic happens on the grill.

Ingredients

Cedar or alderwood planks
2 garlic cloves, minced
1⁄2 cup chopped fresh herbs
2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 lb. arctic char or salmon trout fillets
1⁄2 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 bunch scallions
1 lb. small red potatoes, steamed and halved
 

Steps

1. Soak planks in water several hours or overnight.

2. Combine garlic, herbs, pepper, lemon zest, salt and dry mustard; rub into char fillets. Let stand 1 hour.

3. Whisk oil and lemon juice; brush over fish. Brush remainder on scallions and potatoes.

4. Place soaked plank on grill and close cover or place in oven. Let plank heat 3-4 minutes. Place fish on plank and cook 12-15 minutes, or until of desired doneness.

5. Remove fish; grill scallions and potatoes until tender.
 

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