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Grilled Halibut with Elotes Salad (Esquites)

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Grilled Halibut with Elotes Salad (Esquites)

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Prep time: 10 min  |  Cook time: 10 min  |  Total time: 30 min
Serves: 4

The smooth and sweet flavors of this traditional Mexican corn salad pair perfectly with grilled halibut

Ingredients

  • For Halibut:
  • 4 (6 oz) halibut fillets
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • A few grinds of pepper
  • 1 avocado, diced (for garnish)
  • 1 c grape tomatoes, sliced (for garnish)
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  • For Elotes Salad:
  • 4 ears of corn, shucked
  • 2 Tbsp mayo
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • ¼ c chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ c queso fresco, crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 scallion, chopped, or ¼ c minced chives

Directions

Grill Corn

Preheat grill over high heat

Grill corn until all sides are slightly charred, around 10 minutes. Allow corn to cool.

Marinate Halibut

Dry halibut fillets with a paper towel until no moisture remains.

Place fillets in a ziploc bag with the olive oil, lime juice, and salt & pepper. Marinate for 10-15 minutes while corn is cooking.

Mix Salad

Cut corn off the cob and place in a medium sized bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Set aside.

Grill Halibut

Place halibut fillets on a hot grill and cook 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through.

Serve

Place the grilled halibut fillets on top of a generous serving of elotes. Garnish with tomatoes, avocado, and a little olive oil and lime juice.

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