Smokey Dill Arctic Char

Arctic Char happens to be one of my favorite fish.  It is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acid which is important for cell health and decreasing inflammation.  Read below for the health benefits of the sides, and in the meantime start up this quick and delicious fish dinner!

Arctic Char


8 oz. of Arctic Char
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon smoked salt
1 lime
Ground peppercorns to taste

Coat a glass baking pan with olive oil.

Set oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Place Arctic Char in glass pan with skin side down.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Add dill, salt, pepper and squeeze lime over fish.

Bake for 30 minutes until the fish flakes.

Serve over baked spaghetti squash and add stir-fried greens.

Baked Spaghetti Squash:

Spaghetti squash is a great replacement for pasta: it’s lower in calories, higher in fiber and has iron and vitamin B-6.  It is also boasts quite a bit more antioxidants than pasta (which actually contains none) to help decrease your risk of certain diseases.

Slice spaghetti squash in half.  Scoop out seeds.  Place in a glass baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until you can insert a fork into the squash.  Take out of oven and allow to cool.  Once cooled, scrape the spaghetti squash out of the shell and serve.

Stir-fried Greens:

I can never say enough good things about greens.  They are high in fiber, minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins K,C,E, along with many of the B vitamins.  They also provide phytonutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems, and a small amount of Omega-3 fats.
I like to use a mix of swiss chard, bok choy, dandelion greens and kale.  I slice the greens horizontally, then add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a pan and turn the temperature to medium.  Add garlic, onions or chives and add the greens.  They should be ready in about a minute.


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