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Gourmet moment: Baked arctic char

October 12, 2016

This Wednesday shall start off with a yummy recipe in my “Gourmet moment” where I share my home cooked meals with you which will hopefully inspire you to try cooking and experimenting with different food at home. Cooking at home is therapeutic for me and I love to challenge myself and always try to either invent some new recipes or twist and adjust already tried recipes and make them even better. 🙂

This oven baked arctic char was my lunch yesterday and I must say that it was a big success as it as super delicious and something I can’t find anywhere in Helsinki restaurants ( in this particular combination/ taste ).


I love salmon, but I find arctic char to be very similar, but more rich in taste, so I’ve opted for filet of this fish but you can totally try this same recipe with salmon too. Gnocchi were a typical side to any main course in my childhood, so I wanted to try and pair them with fish and my signature funnel mushroom and sage sauce. It worked so well together and if you can, def. try it in this mix, but if you want, you can switch the gnocchi with rice or mashed potatoes.


*WHAT YOU NEED ( 2 people ):

420 grams of arctic char filet ( 0.92 lbs )

2 handfuls of funnel mushrooms

2 scallions/ spring onions

2 garlic cloves , anis

salt, pepper, olive oil, fish spice

half a lemon / sliced up

100 ml of milk

1 pack of Mascarpone cheese

1 tbsp honey

ground pistachio ( or almonds )

grated fresh Parmigiano reggiano

5-6 Sage leaves / chopped up

2 handfuls of gnocchi


Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 356 F. Oil your baking tray with olive oil, place the arctic char filet skin side down. Sprinkle some olive oil on top of the filet. Season the filet with salt, pepper, anis and fish spice of your choice. Slice 2 garlic cloves and place them on top of the filet. Slice up half a lemon into wedges and place on top of the filet too. Put it all in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Bring a pot of water to boil, add some salt and throw in 2 handfuls of gnocchi and cook them for 2-3 minutes. Drain them and set aside.


Prepare your sage-mushroom sauce by chopping up mushrooms, scallions, grate your Parmigiano reggiano and crush the pistachios ( or almonds ). Heat up some butter or olive oil in the frying pan on medium high heat. Throw in chopped up scallions, sprinkle some sugar ( optional ) on it and let it simmer for a moment. Add your mushrooms, sage and stir everything well. Wait for a moment for mushrooms to “let the water” out and then season everything with an overall seasoning or just salt+ pepper. Add pack of mascarpone cheese in the pan and let it melt while stirring at the same time.

Go ahead and add milk, Parmigiano reggiano and honey and then stir everything well. Let it all boil for 3 minutes and finally add pistachios in the pan/ sauce mixture and let it all boil for a minute and your sauce is ready.

Plate everything nicely and enjoy your meal! 🙂



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  • Reply Matea October 12, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    Izgleda savršeno, da ti barem mogu maznuti ovaj tanjur sa fotke i imati ga danas za ručak haha 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen October 12, 2016 at 8:55 PM

      Hvalaaaa! Hahhaha, evo jedan leteci pijat za tebe sa ovim ruckom. 😀

  • Reply Vanessa October 12, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Mmmm… so nice! I m love loveeee 😍 Thanks for share

  • Reply Floortje October 12, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Ohh this looks really good sweetie! And the photography is amazing!



    • Reply natali karppinen October 12, 2016 at 8:55 PM

      Thank you so much, this means a lot to me coming from an inspiring woman like yourself! 🙂

  • Reply Nina October 12, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    This looks so delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
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  • Reply Nada October 12, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    I love gnocchi! Soo yummy 🙂

  • Reply Emily October 12, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    This looks absolutely delicious and your photos are beautiful!


    • Reply natali karppinen October 12, 2016 at 8:54 PM

      Thank you so much Emily, I appreciate your comment. 🙂

  • Reply Amy Arnold October 12, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    This looks delicious! I love salmon, so I should try artic char.

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    • Reply natali karppinen October 12, 2016 at 8:53 PM

      Thank you Amy, yes, def. do try arctic char, it’s such a delicious fish!

  • Reply Ally Gradley October 12, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    That looks seriously delish!

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  • Reply carolina vega October 12, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    yummy!! sounds great

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  • Reply Jenni October 12, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    This dish looks so delicious!

  • Reply Cielo October 12, 2016 at 11:46 PM

    Oh my! That looks absolutely delicious!!! Yum!

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  • Reply Toks October 13, 2016 at 12:43 AM

    This looks soooo delicious. xoxoxo

  • Reply Kelsey Bang October 13, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    oh my! I love fish! this looks so tasty!

  • Reply Khloe Lo October 13, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    That looks so good… Now I’m hungry and at work 🙁
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    • Reply natali karppinen October 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM

      Thank you, I hope that you’ll try to prepare it at home. 🙂

  • Reply Vale October 13, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    This recipe looks and sounds delicious…I love it ! Well done dear princess, many kisses

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  • Reply Fabrizia October 13, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    So yummy and delicious!
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  • Reply Emma October 13, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    This looks delicious! Will have to give this a try asap.

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    • Reply natali karppinen October 17, 2016 at 8:31 PM

      Thank you Emma, let me know how did you like it if you do prepare it!

  • Reply MARZIA AMARANTO October 13, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Kisses darling
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  • Reply Missy May October 13, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Salmon is my favourite fish and this looks so delish. Thanks for sharing, beautiful. 🙂

  • Reply JOI October 13, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Oh my! This looks ridiculously DELICIOUS!

  • Reply Sandra García October 14, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    Qué buena pinta!

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins October 14, 2016 at 6:29 AM

    Ok this looks soooo yummy! I love fish and gnocci!

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    • Reply natali karppinen October 17, 2016 at 8:31 PM

      Thank you Shannon, it is one of my favourite food combos!

  • Reply diana October 14, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    omg I want to try it!

  • Reply Larissa October 14, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    This looks delicious babe!

  • Reply Fabrizia October 14, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    What a great recipe!
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  • Reply Mónica - MVAP Blog October 14, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    OMG everything looks so yummy!!
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  • Reply Lauren October 14, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Wow. This looks SO delicious!! I need you to come give me some lessons! 😉

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  • Reply Victoria Fox October 14, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    I am in love with this recipe it looks so Yummy! I NEED to make this ASAP!

    • Reply natali karppinen October 17, 2016 at 8:32 PM

      Thank you Victoria, I hope that you will try to prepare it!

  • Reply NEHA October 14, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Looks very delicious,…m hungry now…great post babe…xoxo, Neha

  • Reply Keri October 14, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Omg this looks so amazingly delicious! And the presentation is on point 🙂

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  • Reply Kelsey October 14, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    This looks delicious!
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  • Reply alice October 14, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Oh wow, so cool!

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  • Reply sophie November 3, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Looks so good, thanks for the recipe <3

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