Recipe courtesy of Graham Kerr

Gurkas Norge

A Danish specialty
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 2 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 6 first course servings
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6 small cucumbers

12 anchovy fillets

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives

3/4 cup cream cheese

2 tablespoons sour cream, plus more for garnish

Freshly ground salt, to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

6 teaspoons caviar, to garnish

Lemon wedges, to garnish

Parsley, to garnish


  1. Scrape skin of cucumbers lengthwise with fork to make long grooves. Cut in 2-inch sections and cut out seeds, forming rings.
  2. Mash anchovies with dill, chives, cream cheese, and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper. Fill cucumber rings with this mixture and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Garnish each cucumber with a teaspoon of sour cream, then a teaspoon of caviar. Serve with lemon and parsley.
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