Fluke, Cucumber, Candied Orange

Fluke, Cucumber, Candied Orange

Fluke, Cucumber, Candied Orange
Thai Chili, Scallion, Olive Oil, Lemon

There is beauty and simplicity in this raw dish. It is a balancing act of sweet and savory, fiery chili and chilly fluke, white fish and colorful accompaniments, rich buttery oil and sour lemon juice, crunchy cucumber and chewy candied orange.

A member of the flounder family – fluke has a clean, delicate, fresh taste that is excellent served raw with olive oil and citrus juice. Candied orange slices bring a sweet-tart unexpected counterbalance to the dish.

Fluke Crudo Recipe

Fluke, Cucumber, Candied Orange

fresh fluke, well-chilled, cut into approx. 1/4″ thick slices

english cucumber, very thinly sliced

candied orange, sliced into small triangles

red and green thai chili, thinly sliced

scallion curls (how to, here)

olive oil


pink salt and fresh ground pepper

edible flower optional

Fluke, Cucumber, Candied Orange


Arrange cucumber on the plate in an overlapping circular fashion. Place fluke over the cucumber. Put a slice of candied orange between each piece of fish. Mound scallion curls in the center. Place sliced chili on top of the fish. Drizzle generously with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and edible flower.

Fluke, Cucumber, Candied Orange

More Fluke Crudo:

Fluke Crudo -Gochugaru Vinaigrette: Korean Pickled Radish, Bird’s Eye Chili, Luxardo Cherry, Scallion, Nasturtium

Fluke Crudo – Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette: Dragon Fruit, Meyer Lemon, Parsley, Mint, Borage

3 thoughts on “Fluke, Cucumber, Candied Orange”

  1. Another beautiful work of culinary art, Lori! And I’m sure it tastes wonderful, too. Do you make your own candied orange? I have the hardest time finding it in stores where I live.

    1. Hi Frank – thank you 🙂
      These oranges came from Trader Joe’s called “dried and sweetened orange slices.”
      I’ve used them in lots of dishes…very good.

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