Alternative Names: Arctic Charr
Monterey Bay Recommendation: You're a sustainable seafood superstar! Arctic char ("iwana" in sushi) is an excellent "Best Choice."
Uses in Cooking: Can be pan fried, baked, broiled or grilled.
Similar Fish: Salmon, Lake trout, Rainbow trout
Description: Nutritionally similar to salmon and high in Omega-3 fatty acids, these fish have a soft pink meat that is halfway between trout and salmon in flavor.
Fun Facts: Char live further north than any other freshwater fish. They often attempt to eat fish up to 1/3 of their size.