Recipe by Naomi Nachman

International Fish Board

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
12 Servings

No Allergens specified

30 Minutes

I love to create this delicious international fish board at food demos. Each country calls their raw fish something else, and each has different flavor profiles and cooking methodology. Italy calls theirs crudo, which literally means raw in Italian; ceviche is South American, and it’s cured in citrus; and gravlax is Norwegian, and it’s cured in a sugar and salt rub.


Tuna Crudo

  • 1 pound (450 grams) sushi-grade tuna, sliced thin

  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced

  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced

  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Maple Syrup

  • 1 teaspoon Haddar Kosher Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • crackers, for serving


  • 1 pound (450 grams) white fish such as halibut (I have also done this with salmon or tuna)

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons Tuscanini Olive Oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1/2 medium red onion, julienned

  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and finely diced

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Pomegranate-Beet Gravlax

  • 2–3 pounds (910 grams –1.36 kilogram) side of salmon

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Gefen White Pepper

  • 1 large bunch dill

  • 2–3 beets, peeled and shredded or 1/2 package Gefen Beets, shredded

  • 1 pomegranate, seeded

Wine Pairing

Herzog Methode Champenoise Rosé


For Tuna Crudo


Arrange slices of tuna on one side of the board. Scatter radishes, avocado, and grapefruit alongside tuna.


Mix the maple syrup, salt, chili powder, and pepper in a small bowl. Spoon dressing over tuna, avocado, radishes, and grapefruit.


Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Add crackers, to serve.

Prepare Ceviche


Cut fish into small cubes. Add all ingredients to a nonreactive bowl and toss well. Let marinate for 30 minutes and serve.

Prepare Pomegranate-Beet Gravlax


Place the salmon, skin side down, onto a large baking sheet.


Mix the salt, sugar, and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle over salmon, making sure there’s a thick coating over the entire surface. Place dill over spices, covering the salmon. Mix the beets and pomegranate in a small bowl, then place them on top of the dill.


Tightly wrap the entire salmon in heavy-duty foil. Return the salmon to the baking sheet. Place heavy weights, such as cans of vegetables, on the salmon to weigh it down. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 48 hours.


Remove dill, beets, and pomegranate and pat off spices with a paper towel. Thinly slice salmon before serving.


It’s easiest to slice the salmon while slightly frozen; you’ll be able to get thinner slices that way.


Prop Styling and Photography by Chay Berger.
Food Prep by Leah Hamaoui.

International Fish Board

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