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Coriander Cured Fillets with Sweet Onion Confit and Green Chile Spoon Bread

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For the coriander cure:
  Coriander seeds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Black peppercorns 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shallots 4 , minced
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Kosher salt/1/2 cup table salt 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dark brown sugar 6 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For the steaks:
  Mignon steaks 32 Ounce (4 Fillets, 8 Ounce Each)
For the green chile spoon bread:
  Corn kernels 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), cut from 1 large ear
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chicken stock 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cornmeal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly ground white pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Minced garlic 2 Teaspoon, roasted
  Poblano chile 1 Large
  New mexico chile/Jalapeno chiles 4, roasted, peeled, seeded, and diced 2 , green, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced
  Serrano chile 1 , seeded and minced
  Diced green bell pepper 3 Tablespoon
  Diced red bell pepper 3 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , separated
For the sweet onion confit:
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Sweet onions 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced (Such As Texas Spring Sweet, Noonday, / Vidalia)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  White wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Sage sprig 4 (For Garnish)

1. In a food processor, pulse coriander seeds and peppercorns for about 1 minute until coarsely ground.
2. Add the shallots, garlic, salt, and sugar, and pulse again.
3. While the machine is still running; pour oil in a slow, steady stream until the mixture forms a thick paste.
4. Remove the coriander cure mixture into a shallow dish.
5. Add the steaks and coat it evenly from all sides.
6. Wrap the cured steaks with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes; turn the meat occasionally.
7. Preheat oven to 325° f.
8. Grease a 1 1/2 -quart baking dish or soufflé dish or individual 6-ounce ramekins lightly with oil.
9. In a heavy sauté pan or skillet, melt butter, sauté onions over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
10. Stir in sugar and sauté just until dissolved.
11. Add vinegar in the pan to deglaze.
12. Cook the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes, until the liquid has evaporated.
13. Season with salt and keep the onion confit warm.

14. In a hot, dry, heavy cast-iron skillet, place corn in a single layer and dry-roast for 4 to 5 minutes until scorched and dark; toss continuously.
15. Keep aside.
16. In a large saucepan, pour milk and stock and bring to a boil over high heat.
17. Boil the mixture for 30 seconds and then reduce the heat to medium.
18. Stir in cornmeal until smooth.
19. Remove the pan from the heat.
20. Add salt, pepper, and butter; stir until thoroughly combined.
21. Transfer the milk and stock mixture to a large mixing bowl.
22. Stir in the roasted corn, garlic, chiles, bell peppers, and cream until thoroughly mixed together.
23. Keep aside and allow it to cool down.
24. Add egg yolks into the mixture and whisk.
25. In a egg beater or food processor, beat egg whites until soft peaks are formed.
26. Gently fold the beaten egg white into the mixture.
27. Into the prepared dish or ramekins, pour the mixture to fill 3/4th.
28. Place the dish inside a water bath or larger pan.
29. Pour very hot water to the water bath until the level reaches about 1 inch up the side of the spoon bread dish.
30. Keep the entire pan along with the water to the oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes (depending on the type of dish or ramekins used) until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
31. After the first 25-30 minutes, check the spoon bread; if it is browning too quickly, cover with aluminum foil and bake further.
32. While the spoon bread is getting ready, prepare the onion confit.

33. In a heavy sauté pan or skillet, heat vegetable oil until lightly smoky.
34. Remove the steaks from the cure and season with salt and pepper.
35. Add the steaks in the pan and sear over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side for medium-rare or 7 to 8 minutes per side for medium.

36. In each of the warm serving plate, center a filet and top with the onion confit.
37. Place the hot spoon bread next to the steak.
38. Garnish with sage and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1226 Calories from Fat 707

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 79 g121.7%

Saturated Fat 29.9 g149.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 363 mg121%

Sodium 1810 mg75.4%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.7%

Dietary Fiber 9.9 g39.6%

Sugars 17.5 g

Protein 60 g120.4%

Vitamin A 72.4% Vitamin C 85.7%

Calcium 20.3% Iron 36.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Coriander Cured Fillets With Sweet Onion Confit And Green Chile Spoon Bread Recipe