Honey-Dijon Arctic Char Recipe

Honey-dijon arctic char

The Spruce Eats / Maxwell Cozzi

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
948 Calories
52g Fat
39g Carbs
80g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 948
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 1625mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 80g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1460mg 31%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Arctic char is a wonderful fish that benefits from a good seasoning paste. The honey-Dijon mixture coats the fish adding a nice depth of flavor. Serve alongside grilled vegetables and you will have a nice quick, delicious meal in no time.


  • 4 (1 1/2-inch thick) skin-on arctic char fillets

  • 1/4 cup (120 milliliters) Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 cup (120 milliliters) honey

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather ingredients.

    Ingredients to make honey-dijon arctic char

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  2. Rinse fish off in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place into a deep glass baking dish.

    Filets of arctic char in a glass dish

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  3. Combine mustard, honey, oil, garlic, thyme, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

    A small bowl of mustard, honey, oil, garlic, thyme, lemon juice, salt, and pepper

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  4. Using a spoon, coat fillets with mixture. Cover dish with plastic wrap and place into refrigerator for 30 to 40 minutes.

    Arctic char filets in a marinade

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  5. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Right before placing the fish onto the grill, oil grill grates. This can be done by using a large pair of tongs, folded paper towels, and a high smoke point oil like grapeseed or avocado oils.

    Tongs oiling the grates of a grill

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  6. Place fish onto grill, skin side down, and cook for 5 minutes. Discard any extra marinade. Carefully, turn fish and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. It is sometimes easier to use 2 heat-resistant spatulas to turn the fish. One to get underneath and the other to assist with turning.

    Arctic char, skin-side down, on a grill

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  7. When the flesh of the fish no longer appears shiny, flakes easily and reaches an internal temperature of 145 F, it is done. Carefully remove from grill, plate and serve.

    A plate of honey-dijon Arctic char

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