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 can range from deep red to pale pink. A high fat content keeps it moist while cooking and it is 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.
For Your Waitstaff
Why not try this fish with something from Northern climates? A favorite Canadian wine or a bottle of crisp Alsatian style Pinot Gris?
For Your Retail Display
If you have customers who love Salmon, suggest they try Arctic Char. It’s very similar, but slightly more mild and a bit more delicate. They’ll appreciate trying something different!