The "Ishkhan" is a prized fish found in Lake Sevan, the largest freshwater lake in Armenia. Also known as the Sevan trout or Gegharkuni, the Ishkhan holds a special place in Armenian cuisine.

This trout species is endemic to Lake Sevan, meaning it is found nowhere else in the world. The Ishkhan has become an iconic symbol of the lake and is highly valued for its delicious taste and tender flesh. Its flesh is known for its vibrant pink color and rich flavor, making it a sought-after ingredient in traditional Armenian dishes.
The Ishkhan is prepared in various ways, ranging from grilling and frying to smoking and baking. It's often marinated with herbs and spices that complement its natural flavors. This fish holds cultural significance and is often enjoyed during festive occasions and family gatherings.
Lake Sevan's Ishkhan population faced challenges due to overfishing and ecological changes in the lake. However, conservation efforts have been put in place to protect and restore this unique fish species and its natural habitat. Sustainable fishing practices and awareness campaigns are helping to maintain the Ishkhan's presence in Lake Sevan and ensure its availability for future generations.
For those visiting Armenia, trying Ishkhan from Lake Sevan is a culinary experience that showcases the country's rich gastronomic heritage.

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