Arctic Char With Pears

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

The New Legal Sea Foods Cookbook Recipe By :Roger Berkowitz & Jane Doerfer Serving Size : 4

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss the pears with the orange juice in a large nonreactive bowl and set aside. Heat the oil and saute the shallots over medium-low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until softened and slightly carmelized. Drain the pear slices and gently toss with the Grand Marnier, chives, ginger, and salt and pepper to taste. Fan out attractively on a serving platter, and top with the shallots.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  3. Combine the panko with the curry powder. Dip the arctic char into the flour, shake to remove any excess, and place the fillets into a baking dish. Pat the panko onto their surfaces, and drizzle with the melted butter. Pour 2 Tablespoons of water around the fillets. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the char is cooked through and the bread crumbs are browned.
  4. Arrange the char over the pears, so that the pear design is visible. Sprinkle with the walnuts, if desired.
Most Helpful

I really liked the curry/panko coating; it paired well with the fish. I agreed with another reviewer who felt the pears were too crunchy in the dish. I made the recipe as directed. Thanks.

Dr. Jenny September 27, 2011

Good meal, and the pears certainly blend nicely with the curry, but next time I would cook them slightly to soften them. They were a little crunchy when compared to the fish.

Ubalstecha August 23, 2010

Very good, I did not have grand marnier so I used orange juice and it worked well. I will add to my recipe book.

SandyCooks June 15, 2010