Blog · January 15, 2021
To ring in 2021, we wanted to reintroduce our Culinary Creative Director, Kevin Pemoulié. Kevin comes to Gourmondo with extensive industry experience rooted in restaurant management and end-to-end product development. Pemoulié has worked for the likes of industry giant David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar, where he managed the flagship restaurant and developed recipes for the brand. His extensive bicoastal restaurant experience, including both front and back of house operations, has given him a broad understanding of the restaurant industry and allowed him to open and operate two successful restaurants. Both of Pemoulié’s restaurants have been ranked on Bon Appétit’s annual “50 Best New Restaurants” list and he was named a James Beard Semi-Finalist for “Best New Restaurant in the Country” for his restaurant Thirty Acres. Pemoulié’s innovative conceptual work and comprehensive skillset has placed him at the forefront of culinary cuisine and proven him an indelible resource within the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Here's a fresh, healthy, nutritious and flavor packed dish from Kevin's recipe book that we wanted to share with you! Our Mesquite Salmon with Santa Fe Quinoa & Bean Salad is one of our top favorites on our menu and a weekly order for many of our clients.
Mesquite Salmon with Santa Fe Quinoa & Bean Salad
For Mesquite Rub
Makes about 1/2lb of ruB. Can keep in refrigerator or in a cool place.
- Sugar ¼ lb
- Fennel seed, whole 2 teaspoons
- Chili flakes 2 teaspoons
- Salt, kosher 2 teaspoons
- Five spice powder 1 teaspoon
- Red curry paste 1 teaspoon
- Cilantro, fresh 1oz, chopped
- Mix all ingredients in bowl, store in airtight container
For Salmon, Quinoa & Bean Salad:
Salmon 4ea/5-6oz portions
Red Quinoa, cooked ¼ cup
Black Beans ¼ cup
Pinto Beans ¼ cup
Corn ¼ cup
Kale, chopped 1 cup
Piquillo (or roasted) Peppers 3T
Jalapeno Tobasco to taste, about 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Cook quinoa in boiling water until tender (12-15min). [½ cup of raw will equal 1 cup of cooked product.] When cool, mix all ingredients in a bowl and season to taste. Reserve in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. For the salmon, generously coat the mesquite rub on the fillets. You will likely need about 1 Tablespoon per portion. Place salmon on a sheet pan with rack. Gently cook the salmon until barely cooked through, around 10-12 minutes or until desired doneness.