The very easy, delicious Easy Baked Maple Glazed Arctic Char recipe has long been a staple in our weekly dinner rotation but it hit me recently that I hadn’t made it since the weather turned cool. Originally, I discovered this recipe on the blandly named, All-Fish-Seafood-Recipes website. It’s perfect for a healthy dinner on a busy weeknight: excluding the fish and the optional toppings, this recipe calls for just 4 ingredients – and they’re likely in your pantry already:
maple syrup (real!)
fresh ginger (I use ground ginger that I keep in my refrigerator)
OK, so I’ll admit that adding a cream sauce to fish is not the most lo-co of plans. But there I was, under pressure. It’s tradition that I make a fish dish at our annual family reunion at Cape Cod (look how lo-co I’ve been: the other big family dinners are steak and lobster/ribs!) It’s a diverse crowd, and I needed a new fish dish that all would enjoy.
What inspired me was the not-great weather (clearly it wasn’t cooking lo-co as I went with a cream sauce). As it was unusually cool, I decided to bake instead of grill the fish.