Grilled Corvina with Creamy Polenta from db Bistro Moderne

The Chef: Jarrod VerbiakThe Restaurant: db Bistro ModerneThe Dish: Grilled Corvina with Creamy Polenta

Ingredients for Creamy Polenta:

1 qt. of milk1 garlic clove, peeled1 sprig of thymesalt, to taste1/2 cup of cornmeal (polenta)1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Method of Preparation:

-First, bring the milk to a boil with a clove of garlic.

-Then, add thyme and a pinch of salt.

-Next, whisk in the cornmeal, lower the temperature and cook covered for for about 45 minutes.

-Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and mix it all together.

Ingredients for Grilled Corvina:

2 lbs. of corvina filet (mahi mahi or king fish would serve as substitutes)1 eggplant, chopped1 red pepper, chopped1 zucchini, chopped1 squash, chopped1 red onion, chopped6 large white button mushroom6 tsp of spice blend (mix of fennel seed, coriander and espelette pepper)salt, to tastewhite pepper, to tast6 tsp of extra virgin olive oil

Method of Preparation:

-Start by cutting the fish into cubes.

-Then, skewer the fish and alternate all the vegetables.

-After, season the fish skewer with a grilling spice blend, add a pinch of salt and white pepper, drizzle extra virgin olive oil and grill.

Ingredients for marinated heirloom tomatoes:

4-6 ripe Heirloom tomatoes1 shallot, minced1/2 bunch of chives, chopped1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil3 Tbs of red wine vinegar

Method of Preparation:

-Slice the tomatoes about a quarter of an inch thick.

-Then, marinate the tomatoes with shallots, chives, salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. Serve after 20 minutes.

To Plate:

At the restaurant, they start with the polenta and add a little basil pesto and black olive tapenade. Then, top it with marinated heirloom tomatoes and the fish skewer. You can garnish with fresh basil and arugula.

Serving Suggestion: White Wine


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db Bistro Moderne (inside the JW Marriott Marquis)255 Biscayne BlvdMiami, FL

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