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Grilled Snapper with Basil Lime Sauce
Ingredients: 4 fillets red snapper
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or pine nuts, lightly roasted in a dry skillet
2 small poblano chiles, parched, seeded, and peeled
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 Tbsp shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp lime zest, finely chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 Tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
1. Prepare grill or preheat broiler.
2. Combine pumpkin seeds, chiles, garlic, shallots, and chicken stock in blender. Puree for about 30 seconds. Transfer to saucepan and bring to a boil, then set aside.
3. Lightly brush snapper fillets with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Grill or broil the fillets until they flake easily, about 3 or 4 minutes each side.
5. Just before service, and the cream, basil, lime zest, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the sauce. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
6. Spoon sauce onto plates, and top with fish.