Char or Charr

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Raised in the cold waters of northern oceans, this species of fish is a member of the Salmonidae family, which salmon and trout are also. Much like the salmon, the Char is both a saltwater and freshwater fish. Often referred to as landlocked when from freshwater or sea char when from ocean waters, the Char provides a very firm-textured, pink to orange colored flesh that is rich in flavor, like salmon or trout meat. The most common available species found in food stores is the Arctic Char that is harvested from the ocean and inland waters of North America, Northern and Western Europe. Arctic Char are also raised in fish farms in order to provide enough fish to be sold commercially.

Artic Char can be prepared in the same manner as trout or salmon, using a grill, oven or smoke cooking method for serving this fish. The average size of the Char will range from 3 to 6 pounds or larger if caught in the wild. Char have a moderate to high level of fat and a flaky texture when cooked.

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