Porgy with Roasted Corn, Tomato & Buttermilk Salad
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Any flaky white fish will work great with this pairing of fresh corn and tomatoes salad, but Porgy is especially delicious.
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 2-3
For the Buttermilk Dressing:
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • dash kosher salt
  • 3 Tb. sour cream
  • 3 Tb. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tb. white vinegar
  • ¼ c. buttermilk
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tb. fresh dill, chopped
  • zest from ½ lemon
For the Salad:
  • 3 ears corn, with husks
  • ½ pint red grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ medium English cucumber, small dice
  • ½ medium red pepper, small dice
  • ½ medium red onion, small dice
For the Fish:
  • 2 (6-8 oz). Porgy fillets, skinned & de-boned
  • dash kosher salt
  • dash freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 Tb. unsalted butter
Prepare the Buttermilk Dressing:
  1. On a cutting board, chop garlic clove with a large chef’s knife. Sprinkle garlic with a dash of kosher salt and continue to chop. Tilt your knife at a 30-degree angle to the cutting board and drag it over the garlic, scraping it across the board’s surface to "smash" it. Scoop up the garlic and scrape it again with your knife. Repeat until it’s a smooth paste.
  2. Add garlic mixture to a small bowl, along with remaining ingredients. Whisk and taste for seasoning.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. (You can add as much as you like to the salad - I usually use 3-4 Tb. and like to have some left over for another salad).
Prepare the Salad:
  1. Heat grill to medium/high.
  2. Pull corn husks toward the base/stem and remove the silks. Return husks to original position, then put the corn in a large bowl of cold water to soak about 10 minutes. Remove and shake off water.
  3. Place corn directly on the grill and close cover. Grill for about 20 minutes, turning periodically, until kernels are tender.
  4. Remove from grill; allow to cool about 30 minutes, then remove husks.
  5. Over a shallow bowl, stand corn up straight and hold by the stem. Slice kernels off with a downward motion of your chef’s knife, one row at a time (they’ll fall into the bowl).
  6. Add tomatoes, red pepper, red onion, cucumber and refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  7. Mix corn salad with Buttermilk Dressing just before serving.
Prepare the Fish:
  1. Season fillets with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium/high, along with olive oil and butter.
  3. Add fillets to skillet.
  4. Cook about 2 minutes each side, then flip.
  5. Serve over dressed salad and top with fresh dill.
Note 1: If you don’t have buttermilk, add ½ tsp. white vinegar to ¼ c. whole milk. Allow to sit a few minutes until it thickens, then use in recipe.

Note 2: No time to crush fresh garlic into a paste (although, it is pretty tasty and well worth the effort)? Simply use ½ tsp. garlic powder.

Note 3: Porgy tends to be 'boney,' so be sure to double check for little bones before cooking!
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at https://www.mydeliciousblog.com/porgy-with-roasted-corn-tomato-buttermilk-salad/