For the roasted garlic: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place cloves in a small oven-safe dish. Cover with oil and then foil. Roast 45 minutes.
For the chow chow: Meanwhile, preheat a grill to medium heat.
Grill the corn in the husks, then shuck and cut the kernels from the cobs. In a medium bowl combine corn, Tomatoes and bell peppers. In a separate bowl, combine vinegar, granulated sugar, salt, granulated garlic, granulated onion, pepper, lemon juice and zest and 2 1/2 ounces water. Add to vegetable mixture. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the habanero hot sauce: Combine habaneros, granulated sugar, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and just enough water to cover in a small pot. Cover and cook on medium heat until peppers are tender and liquid is almost gone. Remove and let cool. Blend until smooth.
For the smoky habanero aioli: Combine eggs, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar and 2 tablespoons roasted garlic together in a tall container or wide mouth jar. Using a stick blender, slowly add oil until combined. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons habanero hot sauce.
For the cornmeal snapper: Combine cornmeal, cornstarch, paprika, granulated garlic and onion, oregano, salt, pepper and 2 cups flour in a medium bowl and mix well.
Set up standard breading station: A dish with the remaining 2 cups flour, a dish with egg wash, and the cornmeal mixture.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or in a Dutch oven fitted with a deep-fry thermometer to 350 degrees F.
Coat snapper in flour, then egg, then cornmeal. Fry snapper until golden in color and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
To serve, spoon aioli on the plate and place snapper directly on top. Serve chow chow on the side.
Combine green tomatoes, cider vinegar, brown sugar, granulated sugar, white vinegar, salt, mustard seeds, pepper and 2 1/4 cups water.
This recipe can be substituted with most any white flaky fish and even shrimp. Always try to buy fresh and local. And always shop at a reputable seafood market or vendor.
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Recipe courtesy of Coolinary Cafe, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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