Iceland Arctic Char
It is one of the northernmost freshwater fish species, common around the Arctic, hence the name Arctic char. Of Arctic Char there are known both androgynous breeds and breeds which remain in freshwater for their whole life cycle.
Arctic Char is the most common and widespread salmonid fish in Iceland. It has an oblong body and a small head, and its color can vary. In the sea, the fish is silvery with a dark back, but during the spawning season, the belly becomes red and the sides are brownish with a yellowish-green tinge.
Arctic Char has a rich taste with a flavor profile somewhere between trout and salmon with a fat content close to that of sockeye salmon. The flesh ranges in color from light pink to deep red with moderately firm but fine flakes. The skin is thin and delicate, is easy to crisp-up and is edible.
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