Arctic Char: Our New Favorite Fish

If you’re a fan of salmon and trout, get to know Arctic Char―a mild but distinctively rich fish.

Spice-crusted Char over Succotash with Crisp Bacon
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spice-crusted Char over Succotash with Crisp Bacon

With fish, as in life, it never hurts to be attractive. Arctic char is dappled with pretty pale-pink to deep-red flesh. It’s easy to mistake it for salmon, although its skin resembles that of a trout.

Tip: Arctic char can be substituted for salmon in many recipes and adapts well to a variety of cooking methods. (Leave the skin on during cooking―it slips off easily once cooked.)

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