Arctic Char - 3lb. Crew Pack
Fisherman’s Market arctic char is sustainably and naturally harvested in Whitehorse, Yukon and is Oceanwise certified. It is the perfect fish to add to your weekly dinner roster.
Arctic char’s flavour intensity is subtle, lending itself to a wider variety of recipes and a greater ability to appease more palates. The oil content sits at that sweet spot, allowing cooks without loads of time or experience to create a beautiful moist dinner. It’s healthy, lives in the cleanest of waters and is budget-friendly. There are so many reasons to love arctic char!
Our Crew Packs are individually portioned, vacuum sealed, and blast frozen for your convenience.
Arctic char has a distinct flavour that is closer to trout than salmon. The flesh is deep red or pink, it has a high fat content which keeps the fine flakes moist. The flavour is milder than salmon and the texture is delicate.
The whole fish can be broiled or poached and the fillets are good on the grill or seared in a pan. The high fat content makes arctic char an easy fish to tackle as it’s hard to overcook.
Fishmonger tips: If the flavour of salmon is too intense, give arctic char a try. The colour of the flesh can vary depending on the diet of the fishes, from a deep red to a pale pink. When buying arctic char, look for bright silver skin with spots (pink or white) and the smell should be fresh and clean.
Arctic char is full of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for keeping your heart and brain healthy. Arctic char also has a healthy dose of Vitamin D. During the winter months when sunshine is limited, get a vitamin D boost with some arctic char!
Fun fish fact: Artic char are anadromous like salmon, they migrate from saltwater inland to spawn.