Species Name:Salvelinus alpinus
Arctic Char is closely related to salmon and trout (and is a member of the salmonidae family)
Where – Washington
How – Farm Raised
Since they come from the same family, it’s easy to compare the flavor and texture of char to salmon – with a milder flavor than salmon and somewhat lighter in color. Fillets range from deep red to pale pink. A high fat content keeps it moist. The high oil content makes it a good fish for smoking.
For Your Menu
Arctic char is a great menu item if you’re looking for something to replace salmon on your menu, but need fish with a bit more character than trout. Try smoking this fish in house for an excellent addition to your salad or appetizer menu.