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Grilled Salmon With Pine Nuts And Epazote Pesto

Grilling corn can be tricky but smoking and charring the husk right through to the kernels adds a smoky-sweetness by caramelizing the natural sugars in the corn. It is worth the extra step. Two tips to make sure you get the best results -- throughly soak the corn before grilling to make sure the kernels stay moist. And if you don't have time to regularly turn the corn, wrap it in aluminum foil and grab a glass of lemonade while you bask in the sun. Turn the corn every time you get up for a refill.

Type: Fish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 237mlFresh Epazote or basil - tightly packed
3   Garlic cloves
4 tablespoons 60mlPine nuts
1/4 cup 59mlCorn oil
5 tablespoons 75mlFreshly-squeezed lime juice
5 tablespoons 75mlFreshly-squeezed orange juice
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozFresh arugula - washed, and
  Dried in a spinner
1   Small head radicchio - torn bite size
2   Corn
4 tablespoons 60mlOlive oil
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh lime juice
  Sea salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1 lb 454g / 16ozSalmon fillet - scaled, boned
2 tablespoons 30mlCorn oil
  Sea salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

For the Pesto: In a blender jar place the orange juice, lime juice, garlic and Epazote. Puree until smooth. Add pine nuts and blend well. While the blender blades are running, slowly pour in the corn oil in a thin stream until puree mixture is creamy.

For the Salad: In a bowl of cold water soak the ears of corn, in their husks, for one hour. After soaking place ears on hot grill, turning with tongs until the husks are well charred. Remove from the grill and let cool to the touch. Remove the husk and slice the kernels off of the cob. Combine corn with other ingredients in a large bowl. Divide among four chilled dinner plate and set aside.

For the Salmon: Cut salmon into four equal pieces. Brush each piece with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on a hot grill for about 3 minutes on each side. Place on piece of fish on top of the salad on each plate. Spoon the pesto over the salmon and serve immediately.

This recipe yields 4 servings.



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