This Icelandic Arctic Char just might be the member favorite fish! Raw arctic char, like salmon, has orange to pale pink flesh, but when cooked it fades to white. Despite the color of its raw flesh, char is genetically closer to trout than salmon. Its flavor is clean and mild, its texture is delicate, and it is full of heart-healthy omega-3’s.
The fat content of arctic char makes it adaptable to most cooking methods; it can be grilled, sautéed, broiled, or even smoked. According to Seafood Watch, farmed arctic char is "an excellent 'Best Choice'." Low mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $17.50
-- Arctic Char With Soba Noodles, Pine Nuts and Lemon (Melissa Clark / New York Times)
-- Pan-Seared Arctic Char with Olives and Potatoes (Fine Cooking)