Seared Arctic Char with Cucumber Relish

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Seared Arctic Char with Cucumber RelishRecipe

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Serves 2 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1/3 cup cucumber mixture)


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3/4 cup diced seeded cucumber
1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 (6-ounce) arctic char fillets
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Place cucumber, shallots, cilantro, mint, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon sugar in a medium bowl, stirring to combine.

3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Sprinkle the fillets evenly with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add fish to pan, skin side up. Cook 2 minutes; turn over. Place pan in oven, and bake at 425° for 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve fillets with the cucumber mixture.

Created date

December 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 330
Fat 16.7 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 7.6 g
Polyfat 5.3 g
Protein 37 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 474 mg
Calcium 34 mg