Arctic Char Delivery or Pickup
The Instacart guide to Arctic char
About Arctic char
A member of the trout and salmon family, Arctic char is very similar in appearance to a salmon. It has silver skin with blue and green coloration along its back. Arctic char prefer to inhabit icy waters and are popular in northern parts of the world.
On average, an Arctic char will range between eight and 10 pounds, making them about the same size as a salmon. They have a flavor that is very distinctive and easy to identify, falling between the taste of a salmon and the taste of a trout. It is moderately firm and produces a much finer flake than other fish in its family.
The fish is extremely moist due to a high fat content, making it easier to cook and harder to dry out. The Arctic char fillets can range from a light pink to a dark red, though the color of the meat does not change the flavor.