Salmon and Roasted Corn Salad
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This salmon salad makes for a flavourful lunch or dinner
This salad combines sweet Fraser Valley corn with nuggets of sockeye salmon, plus a lush Meyer lemon and dill dressing
The salmon and roasted corn salad is truly one of the best examples of West Coast — Best Coast.
With capers, arugula and avacado, it's a healthy, substanial meal that's easy to prepare as well.
- 3 large cobs of corn, peeled and silk removed
- 3 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
- ⅓ cup capers, blotted on paper towels until all moisture is gone
- 3 cups baby spinach, washed and stemmed
- 3 cups arugula, washed and big stems removed
- ½ cup thinly sliced sweet onion (Walla Walla or Vidalia)
- 1 cup small grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 avocado, peeled and diced
- 1 (1 lb.) package West Coast Select sockeye maple nuggets (available at all good supermarkets and fish shops)
- 200 grams chèvre
- 1 medium shallot, diced fine
- 1 heaping Tbsp. grainy Dijon mustard
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, preferably Meyer lemon
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
- ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Fleur de sel, to taste
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Place the corn cobs on the barbecue and grill until they are charred on all sides. Remove and let cool.
- Stand each cob on one end and slice the kernels off with a sharp knife. Set kernels aside and discard cobs.
- Heat the grapeseed oil in a small, shallow frying pan. Add the capers to the pan. When they begin to sizzle and open up, remove with a slotted spoon and blot on paper towel. Set aside.
- To prepare the dressing, place the first four ingredients in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil. The dressing will thicken. Add the salt and pepper to taste.
- To serve, place the greens in a large bowl. Add the reserved corn kernels, onion, tomatoes and avocado. Toss gently.
- Pour the dressing over and toss until the salad is dressed. Top the salad with the salmon nuggets, sprinkle with the crispy capers and finish with a crumble of chèvre over all.
Serves four as a main-course salad.