Salmon-family-member Arctic char is on the top of Cimarusti's list for farm-raised fish. "It has nice, light-and-thin skin that cooks up beautifully," he says. It's a fairly forgiving fish, too. "People always used to say that you can't screw up Chilean seabass – well, you should probably learn how to cook fish first and besides, that's not the top virtue a fish should have." Especially since Chilean seabass is highly unsustainable. "Arctic char is a bit more mild than most salmons, and it's a smaller fish, so that makes it a bit easier to handle when portioning or cooking at home," says Cimarusti. "I love it because the skin is almost wafer-like when you cook it right. At medium-rare to medium, it's absolutely beautiful and fairly inexpensive at around $14 or $15 a pound for fillets.
Credit: Getty Images
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
The Interpreters We Left Behind
The Rise of Cyclocross
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.