Wild Arctic Char migrate from the waters around Victoria Island to the Nunavut region’s interior lakes before winter’s deep freeze. During the migration, these 8 to 10-pound fish are caught in nets and cleaned immediately on tables set up on the water’s edge. As there is a limited season for these fish, they’re generally found in fishmongers and restaurants for just two months a year.

Because Wild Arctic Char live in very cold waters, they have a higher fat content, as a result, they’re a great source for omega-3 fatty acids. Many consider them to have the delicate flakiness of trout, but that flesh is the deep pink associated with salmon. The meat is categorized as being medium-firm, and it has a clean, distinctive taste. In terms of preparation, substitute Char in any recipe calling for salmon or trout.

El Segundo Fish Co. is an award-winning El Segundo restaurant specializing in a variety of fish and seafood dinners and lunches. In addition to the comfortable restaurant, El Segundo is happy to cater special events or deliver to customers in the Los Angeles area. Visit El Segundo Fish Co. to find hours and driving directions.