Arctic Char

Salvelinus alpinus

Characteristics

  • Farm raised in the Northwest Territories from the Tree River and Nauyuk Strain
  • Fillets are skin-on, boneless
  • Fillets range in size from approximately 12-20 oz
  • Flesh color is a distinct orange, with high fat content

Handling & Storage

  • Store in cooler, between 1º to 4°C
  • Extra slimy skin is natural protection for these Arctic fish, and not an indication of quality
  • Minimum shelf life is 3 days from delivery

Seasonal Availability

Available Fresh All Year Round

Flavour/Texture Profile

Cooking Tips

  • Generally, cook char as you would trout
  • The flavor is much milder than that of salmon
  • The high fat content keeps char moist
  • Best suited for sautéing, broiling, baking, or grilling
  • Cook with skin on, but remove skin before serving, as it will be tough

Recipe Broiled Arctic Char with Basil Sauce and Tomato