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Grilled Salmon Tournedos with Fennel, Corn and Blueberry Salsa Recipe
 
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Grilled Salmon Tournedos with Fennel, Corn and Blueberry Salsa
Flavors of Canada
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
Don't overcook the salmon. Cooking it slightly rare will give it a softer, more tender texture.

The salsa can be served warm or cold and used with any fish. If salmon is too expensive, simply replace it with halibut.

 

The salmon tournedos are placed on wild rice and vegetables and served with salsa and green asparagus which can be stood up by fixing them with a small skewer.

Ingredients
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 600 g (1 lb. 5 oz.) Salmon, cut into 8 strips
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Salsa
- 250 ml (1 cup) cooked kernel Corn
- 60 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 30 ml (2 tbsp.) white wine
- 30 ml (2 tbsp.) blueberries
- 15 ml (1 tbsp.) red wine vinegar
- 6 small shiitake mushrooms
- 1 French shallot, chopped
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 fennel stalk, diced
- 1 lemon
- A touch of garlic
- Salt and pepper
Method
 

Making the salsa

  1. Sweat the shallot in a little oil; add the white wine and reduce until the liquid has completely evaporated; remove from the heat;
  2. add the corn, the pepper, the fennel, the garlic and the remaining olive oil; heat gently for a few minutes;
  3. remove the mushroom stems; sauté just the caps in a separate skillet;
  4. combine all the ingredients; add the juice of one lemon; season and keep warm.

Preparing the Salmon

  1. Roll up two strips of salmon, one at a time, to form a tournedos (it should resemble a thick round steak); use a toothpick to hold it together;
  2. brush with olive oil; season and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side.
 
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This recipe was created by Mario Martel with Carl Murray of L'Astral Restaurant in the Loews Concorde Hotel in Québec City.
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