Scrumptious Seafood: Arctic Char with Tahini Sauce, Nuts & Herbs

I hear that the best diet tip going these days is to eat the rainbow. In that light, everything about this gorgeous Fine Cooking recipe seems like a good idea. Just look at it. My mouth is already watering. Bonus: farmed Arctic Char is a sustainable seafood choice!

For the tahini sauce
  • 6 Tbs. tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
For the nut-herb topping
  • 1/4 cup toasted, finely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup toasted, finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbs. finely chopped red onion
  • 2-1/2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the fish
  • 1 Tbs. virgin coconut oil
  • 4 6-oz. skin-on Arctic char fillets
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
To serve
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tsp. pomegranate molasses
Make the tahini sauce

Process the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 5 Tbs. water in a food processor until smooth, about 1 minute.

Make the nut-herb topping

In a medium bowl, gently toss the almonds, walnuts, cilantro, onion, olive oil, parsley, mint, and pepper flakes with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper until well combined. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.

Cook the fish

Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering hot. Lightly season the fish with salt and pepper. Put the fish in the skillet flesh side down and cook, undisturbed, until golden, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until barely opaque in the center (use a paring knife to check), about 1 minute more.

Transfer the fish skin side down to a serving plate. Spread the tahini sauce over the top of the fillets, then sprinkle with the nut-herb topping and the pomegranate seeds. Drizzle 1/2 tsp. of the pomegranate molasses over each, and serve.

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