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Arctic Char is a cold water fish native to arctic and sub-arctic lakes and coastal waters. No other freshwater fish is found as far north. Arctic Char is closely related to salmon and trout and shares many of its characteristics. Organic Ocean Arctic Char are raised on land in tanks and raceways where pure spring water is drawn from a confined artesian aquifer and held at a constant 8°C. This provides the ideal environment to create an unparalleled consistency in quality and taste. Raised without the use of antibiotics, pesticides or growth hormones, Arctic Char is high in healthy mega-3 fatty acids and has a delicate texture and clean flavour. These cultured Arctic Char are both Ocean Wise "Recommended” and ranked Seafood Watch “Best Choice.”
Arctic Char is easy to prepare and when cooked at it's best, it brings a fresh and distinctive flavour. The high fat content in Charming Arctic Char Portions makes it well suited for high heat cooking like broiling, grilling, and pan searing. And don't throw out the skin! The smooth texture of Arctic Char is perfectly countered by it's crispy skin and pairs well with earthy vegetables for a wonderful meal that's sure to impress.
Split opinion in our household. Wife loved it and would rate it 5 star. I found it a soft flesh fish and mild taste rather than a firmer flesh, stronger taste fish. Just our opinion of individual tastes.
Thanks for the review Owen, everybody has their own preferences eh? We think your detailed review will help folks make a proper taste choice. ;)
|Common Name||Latin Name||Production Method||Harvest Method||Country of Origin||FAO Region||Processing Country||Sustainability Ratings|
|Arctic Char||Salvelinus alpinus||Farmed||Closed containment||Canada||FAO 02||Canada||OW, SWBC|