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Arctic Char Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to Arctic char

Arctic Char Near Me

Buy your favorite Arctic Char online with Instacart. Order Arctic Char Fillets, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs about Arctic char

To get the best flavor, you will want to find wild-caught Arctic char, but if you can't find wild-caught in your region, then farmed Arctic char is a good alternative. When you pick your fillets, you will want to make sure the flesh is moist-looking and has a glistening appearance. The flesh should be free from any gaps or blemishes.

You will also want to smell the fish since its odor can be a sign of its age. The smell should be mild, fresh, and smell like ocean water. If it smells fishy, it is likely not as fresh. 

If you want to buy a skin-on fillet, you should make sure that the scales have been removed and that the skin is completely intact.

You should store Arctic char in the refrigerator shortly after it is purchased. Be sure to put it into the coldest part of your refrigerator. You can also slow the spoiling process by storing your fish in a strainer in your refrigerator. Put the strainer over a bowl and then fill it with ice. This will help in two ways. First, it will keep the fish at the ideal temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Secondly, it will allow the water to constantly wash the bacteria off the fish as it drains into a bowl. 

Another option is to bag your fish and place it on top of a bag of ice. This should keep it around 33 to 34 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping it below 40 degrees Fahrenheit will cut the spoilage time in half.

Yes, you can eat the skin of an Arctic char, and it can be delicious when crispy. You will want to make sure that all of the scales are removed and grill, broil, or pan-fry the fish before eating. To make the taste of the skin really shine, it is best to cook the fillet in a pan with a little bit of oil. Baking and boiling are not good options when you wish to eat the skin as they can make it too tough to consume.

If you are a fan of salmon but looking for something a little milder or love the taste of trout, then Arctic char may be worth a try. Your Instacart shopper can choose a great fillet for you and have it delivered to your door the same day!