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Mediterranean EVOO Herb & Corn Sauce for Chicken and Fish

Mediterranean EVOO Herb & Corn Sauce for Chicken and Fish

A light and hearty Mediterranean “Sauce” for Chicken, Fish and beyond. An Extra Virgin Olive Oil Based Pan Sauce combines Garlic, Shallots, Five Herbs and Fresh Corn.

Chicken is seasoned with Mediterranean Sumac Spice and Smoked Paprika
Grilled King Salmon with Mediterranean Herb & Corn Sauce with Saffron Rice

A super-quick and healthy sauce you whip up in a skillet in minutes. What does this sauce work with? … well everything!

Mediterranean EVOO Herb & Corn Sauce for Chicken and Fish

Ingredients

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

4 medium cloves fresh garlic, peeled and grated: 2 tablespoons

⅓ cup shallots, peeled and chopped

6 grinds fresh pepper (about ⅛ t.)

1 cup fresh corn kernels, cut from 1 medium ear

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine (clean and dry all herbs)

1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine

1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped fine

½ tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
See below recommendations for seasoning and grilling chicken & fish

Instructions

1

Make the sauce:
In a large skillet (I’ve used a enamel coated cast iron pan) add the olive oil and warm over low heat. Raise heat to medium and add grated garlic (not too fine), shallots and pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes until the shallots just start to color around the edges.
Remove from heat, set aside to let the flavors blend, at least 30 minutes.

Grill Chicken and or Fish*

2

Finish Sauce:
Reheat the sauce over low heat. Add the corn and the five chopped herbs. Cook for just 2 minutes, stirring until the corn is crisp tender. Add salt to taste.

3

To Serve:

Slice chicken and add to a plate – top with sauce. Garnish with any herb sprigs.
Remove skin from the salmon, add to a plate – top with sauce. Garnish with any herb sprigs.

4

*Marinating and Grilling Chicken & Salmon:
Clean, dry and trim chicken breasts. Place on a plate to hold and drizzle liberally with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with ground sumac and smoked paprika – add a pinch of sea salt.
Grill over medium high heat, covered, until strong grill marks form underneath. Turn over with tongs – turn heat down to low. Cook on the second side until the chicken is just cooked through – about 3 minutes. Do not overcook.
Clean and dry salmon. Place on a plate to hold and drizzle liberally with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with ground sumac and smoked paprika – add a pinch of sea salt.
Grill over medium high heat, covered, until strong grill marks form underneath. Turn over with tongs – turn heat down to low. Cook on the second side until the salmon is just cooked through – about 3 minutes. Do not overcook.

(Grilling time will vary depending on the thickness of chicken or fish.)

Wonderful too on grilled vegetables, just off the grill or grains and pasta.

 

See BLOG for many more photos and information.

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