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Summer Vegetable Salad with Plantain Crusted Fish

June 18, 2014 by Joan Nova in Fish/Seafood, Mexican + Southwestern, Nuevo Latino, Recipe Development, Salads, Vegetables | 8 Comments

This will have you shouting !Olé! or something like that. It’s light and breezy — with lots of punch and crunch.

And, really quick and easy.

Summer Vegetable Salad with Plantain Crusted Fish
The bounty of the season with a little Latin flair.
Serves: 2
  • fish fillet (wild caught local lane snapper) split
  • ground plantain chips
  • kale (massaged and chopped)
  • ear of corn (grilled and niblets cut from cob)
  • cilantro minced
  • 1 lime, zest and juiced
  • olive oil
  • grape tomatoes chopped
  • olives chopped
  • pickled jalapeño chopped
  • mini sweet pepper, sliced
  • scallion minced
  • annatto, chipotle, salt and pepper
  • corn tortillas grilled
  • sour cream
How To
  1. Grill corn and set aside.
  2. Score fish skin.
  3. Coat in ground plantain chips with annatto, lime zest and chipotle powder.
  4. Fry skin side down till crisp.
  5. Turn and finish in oven for a few minutes.
  6. Remove niblets from corn with sharp blade.
  7. Massage kale and toss with corn.
  8. Dress with lime juice, a little more olive oil, salt + pepper.
  9. Create salsa topping with chopped tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño, sweet pepper, olives, scallion and lime juice.
  10. Toast soft corn taco shells.
  11. Layer fish over salad, add salsa and top with sour cream.
  12. Garnish with lime wedge and taco shells.


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  1. Aurora Gil says:

    So happy you were able to use the plantain chips!! I knew you could do it! Beautiful salad.

  2. Joan, I just printed this recipe and can’t wait to make it! The flavors sound amazing and I can only imagine how good that crunchy plantain crust must taste. The photo is so bright and colorful I wish I could take my fork and did right in.
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  3. Your posts always leave me so hungry! Nice recipe :-)
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  4. What a clever use of plantain chips. Will definitely riff on this. Nice recipe indeed.

    Joan, am trying to resubscribe, but can’t seem to see how to do it. What am I doing wrong???? Help!
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    • Joan Nova says:

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