Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ever Tried Arctic Char? A Salmon Substitute

Seafood Watch recently noted that Arctic Char could be a farmed salmon substitute and considers Arctic Char a best choice.

Says the Seafood Watch newsletter ----

Dory Ford, executive chef at Monterey Bay Aquarium's Portola café and restaurant uses Arctic char on his seasonally changing menu to replace wild salmon when they're not available. "It's meaty like a large trout with salmon overtones of flavor and texture. You can grill and bake it like a salmon," Dory explains.

"Our waiters know people will like it so they're comfortable recommending it. It takes pressure off farmed salmon. Ever since Seafood Watch highlighted it at Cooking for Solutions it's become more available year round and the price is consistent," says Dory.

More about Arctic Char can be found on Wikipedia.


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