Arctic char is related to both salmon and trout and tastes somewhere between the two. Delicate and flaky with a nice thin skin, char is definitely worth a try!

Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Alder Grilling Plank
  • 4 4-6 oz Arctic Char fillets
  • 4 oranges or tangerines
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Champagne Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp minced Parsley or Dill
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Chef's Tip

Learn how to supreme citrus here.


  1. Soak grilling plank in warm water for ~15 minutes. Preheat your grill to high heat, in the neighborhood of 400˚F.
  2. Supreme all the citrus, including the lemon. Check out the link in the chef’s tip for help on this step. Place all the citrus segments and any squeezed juice into a bowl.
  3. Pour off about 2 Tbsp of juice from your citrus bowl and whisk together with the honey and 1 Tbsp oil. Pour this marinade over your fish and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. While the fish is marinating, add the champagne vinegar, herbs, a pinch of salt, and the remaining oil into the bowl with your citrus. Stir and taste for seasoning. Set aside.
  5. Place the char fillets onto your soaked alder plank. Cook on the grill with the lid closed until cooked through ~ 15 minutes. 
  6. Serve the fish over greens, topping generously with the citrus mixture. 

*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

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Alder Grilling Plank