Rating: 3.36 stars
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 7

Arctic char can be substituted for brook trout, Tasmanian ocean trout, or salmon. To prepare this recipe as seen on "Mad Hungry" TV, simply quadruple the recipe.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Mad Hungry, March 2011, Mad Hungry

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper and brush with half of the sauce.

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  • Heat a small cast-iron skillet over high heat. Sear the fish skin side up for 4 minutes. Pour the remaining sauce over the fish and swirl the sauce around the pan. Carefully turn the fish, spoon the sauce over the top, and cook for 3 more minutes, until the fish is just cooked through. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (8)

85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4.0 stars
09/29/2020
Made this tonight and my husband ( a fish and chips only eater) loved it! I doubled the sauce, substituted maple syrup for honey ( didn’t have any). I marinated the fish for an hour or so and cooked it in a hot pan on medium. This fish cooked up beautifully with tasty, crispy skin. Serves with brown fried rice and broiled asparagus. Yum! Will make again!
Rating: Unrated
07/24/2017
that amount of sauce is not enough..... the heat cooked it down to nothing in no time and there was definitely not any sauce to spoon over the top.... really???
Rating: Unrated
05/29/2017
I'd have to agree with some of the others. Delicious recipe, however, with my particular gas stove- high heat was too high. Skin side turned black in 4 minutes. I'd go med- med hi next time.
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
Phenomenal recipe. We used a thin piece of Arctic Char. However, be sure to sear the fish on a lower heat ... medium to medium high ... or it will burn! Arctic Char is so mild compared to salmon, if you do find a fresh fillet bring it home. Follow this recipe and in 15 minutes you will be enjoying a delicious and easy meal.
Rating: Unrated
10/19/2014
Very expensive mistake. The sauce is fine, but if follow these instructions and cook this on high it will RUIN the fish. The outside will burn and the inside will be raw. If you want to risk an expensive piece of fish, cook it on medium - your guess is as good as mine on the time. This recipe is a great idea, but I doubt whoever wrote it actually tried to cook it. Thanks a lot Martha!
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2012
So simple and delicious. Made this recipe twice already. I used salmon, can't wait to try with other fish. My fillets were thicker, thus I cooked longer than recipe called for, also I put a cover on my pan to retain the heat to cook faster. It's so nice that a recipe with so few ingredients can taste so good. Thanks Lucinda!
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Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2011
This was awful. I think the fish I used was way too thick for this recipe. The outside was burn and the inside still raw. What a waste of money, since it's expensive fish.
Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2011
This was awful. I think the fish I used was way too thick for this recipe. The outside was burn and the inside still raw. What a waste of money, since it's expensive fish.