|Pan Seared Artic Char, Soft Polenta and Baby Artichokes|
I came across a nice piece of Artic Char recently which became the basis for a simple week night meal. The Artic Char is closely related to salmon as well as trout, found in the Artic and in the high alpine lakes of Europe. The fish is commonly raised in farms for our Western markets and is classified as a best choice because it's sustainable. I like it for its mild trout flavor and always cook it with its thin skin left on which becomes very crisp when cooked in a saute pan. Tonight I served the pan sauteed fillet with creamy cheesy polenta and sauted baby artichokes, perfect.