Barbecued Arctic Char Gratin



10 min


6 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 slices white bread
  • 1 cup grated old cheddar
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 6 Arctic char or salmon fillets , about 180 g each


  • Trim crusts from bread. Lightly toast bread, then tear into large pieces and place in a food processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add cheese and drizzle with oil. Pulse until evenly mixed. Stir in onions. Lightly spread sour cream overtop fillets, then sprinkle with garlic salt. Top with bread-crumb mixture, gently pressing mixture into fish so it sticks.
  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to high. Then turn one side of barbecue to medium, leaving the other side on high. Place fillets on medium side. Barbecue with lid closed until a knife tip inserted in centre of fish comes out warm and crumb mixture turns golden, 10 to 15 min. Excellent with green beans.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 396,
  • Protein
  • 40.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.2 g,
  • Fat
  • 21.9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 373 mg.

Freshly caught Arctic char, pan-fried with a cheddar-bread-crumb crust, is a typical by-the-shore lunch in the north. We used a grill instead of a frying pan and easily achieved the same great results.