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Seared Arctic Char with Cucumber Relish

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Yield

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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