Arctic Char Gravlaks with Cucumber Jelly

60 mins (prep 30)
8 ingredients
makes 6 first-course servings
Gravlaks — fish cured with salt, sugar, and dill — is usually made with salmon, but we like the milder flavor of arctic char for this particular dish. Keep in mind before starting to cure your fish that you will need to turn it every 12 hours for a total of 36 hours.

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  • 1 (1 1/4-lb) center-cut piece arctic char fillet with skin, pin bones removed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh dill (from 2 large bunches)
  • 3 seedless cucumbers (usually plastic-wrapped; 3 lb total)
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (from 1 envelope)
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tiny fresh dill fronds
  • accompaniment: thin scandinavian crispbread such as kavli


Serving Size (32.84 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 81.81 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.02%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.03%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3824.31mg 956.08%
Total Carbohydrate 19.71g 39.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 19.68 g %
Protein 1.41g 16.88%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 3.47mg% Iron 0.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
coarsely ground black pepper, chopped fresh dill, seedless cucumbers, table salt, distilled white vinegar, fresh dill, thin, accompaniment