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Donna’s Pistachio-Crusted Arctic Char

Posted by Peggy on December 29, 2009

Donna’s Pistachio-Crusted Arctic Char
Recipe: Donna’s Pistachio-Crusted Arctic Char


  • 2-2 1/2 #arctic char, skin-on, cut into 4-6 portions
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs (Progresso)
  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-2 large eggs, beaten (for dipping)


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚.
  2. Lightly season char with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Combine lemon zest, bread crumbs and pistachios. Place flour, egg and pistachio mixture in 3 separate shallow dishes.
  3. Dredge each fillet in flour, then coat both sides in egg, then roll in pistachio mixture, pressing nuts into flesh to adhere.
  4. On a large baking sheet, bake char, skin side down, on middle rack of oven 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned and fish flakes easily with fork prongs. Do not overcook; serve immediately.

Active time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 10-15 minutes, depending on oven temperature and thickness of fillet

Number of servings (yield): 4-6

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