Florida is famous for its seafood fusions. Tonight’s dish is full of the flavors of the Caribbean. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Lenny Judice
The Restaurant: 15th Street Fisheries in Ft. Lauderdale.
The Dish: Citrus Salmon

2 pieces of salmon, about 7 oz. each
juice of 1 lime

2-3 ripe plantains (the riper the better)
2 Tbs. butter
salt and pepper to taste

1 oz. peeled ginger
1 small carrot
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 medium onion
3 cups orange juice
salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:

– Start by slicing up ripe plantains for “fufu.” Put them in boiling water. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. When they’re soft, peel and mash them. Add kosher salt, pepper and butter. Mix well and set aside.

– Next, make the citrus sauce. Put unsalted butter in a pot, then add onions, garlic cloves and ginger. Sauté for a couple of minutes until it becomes translucent. Now, add carrots, lime juice and orange juice. Let it come to a boil, about 15 to 20 minutes. Take it off the stove and blend. When it’s smooth, add salt and pepper and set aside.

– Now make the salmon. Season on both sides with salt and pepper and spritz on canola oil. Put it on the grill. Cook for two to three minutes on one side, flip it and cook for two to three minutes on the other side. The salmon should be a little pink on the inside.

To Plate:
Chef Lenny first plates the plantain fufu. Next comes the citrus sauce, some sautéed green beans, the grilled salmon, then more sauce. He tops it off with sliced almonds.

Serving Suggestion: Albariño

Serves: 2

15th St. Fisheries
1900 S.E. 15th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(Inside Lauderdale Marina)
(954) 763-2777

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