To both maximize his grill and take full advantage of summer’s exceptional produce, chef Dan Kluger combines grilled corn, grilled scallions and grilled chicken in a bright, spicy jalapeño-lime vinaigrette.
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1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced jalapeños (with seeds)
1 1/4 tablespoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 ears of corn
2 bunches scallions, halved
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Four 6-ounce boneless, skin-on chicken breasts
1 tablespoon rosemary leaves, chopped
1 pint Sun Gold tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup thinly sliced basil
Chopped chives and finely grated lime zest, for garnish
How to Make It
Step 1 Make the Dressing
In a bowl, whisk all of the ingredients.
Step 2 Make the Salad
Light a grill. Remove all but the last layer of green husk from the corn. In a bowl, soak the corn in water for 10 minutes, then drain.
Step 3 Make the Salad
In a bowl, toss the scallions with 2 tablespoons of the oil; season with salt and pepper. In another bowl, coat the chicken with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the rosemary; season with salt and pepper.
Step 4 Make the Salad
Grill the corn, scallions and chicken over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until the corn and scallions are lightly charred and the chicken is cooked through, 5 minutes for the scallions and 15 minutes for the corn and chicken. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice across the grain.
Step 5 Make the Salad
Chop the scallions into 1-inch pieces. Remove the husks and cut the corn kernels off of the cobs. Transfer the scallions and corn to a large bowl; add the tomatoes, basil and half of the dressing and toss. Transfer the salad to a platter. Top with the chicken and garnish with chives and lime zest. Serve the remaining dressing at the table.
Dry, lime-scented Australian Riesling.
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