Smoked Mackerel, Amaranth & Arugula Salad & Portuguese Sparkling!

Discussion in 'Winos & Wood Chips' started by leah elisheva, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Happy Sunday Fabulous Winos!

    Taking a quickie break to whip up some healthful lunch before getting back to work on a speech I must deliver tomorrow; I took a humble FROZEN mackerel from this Bexx brand of goods that I do adore (not nearly as fresh as the mere bait that my local fishermen pals use mind you but still delicious nonetheless); and I smoked this and it was lovely!

    High heat - 10 minutes with hickory on my humble gas machine - just mopped through grape seed oil after I gutted it, and then plated with avocado oil, lemon zest, freshly ground tri colored pepper and some sea salt (grey) that had lemon zest & fennel in it.

    Fantastic - the skin being the best part - and as you can see, I was thorough! I am a good eater!

    And too, it appears this summer that the once only RED drinking wine gal is now meandering my way through every Vinho Verde I can find.

    Kind of a summer Portuguese "research project" if you will!

    So far, so very delicious and agreeable!

    Here's to a new and very wonderful week for all and thanks for sharing in my lunch!

    Cheers and warm wishes, Leah
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2015
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Mighty Tasty from my house, Leah!![​IMG]

    Fantastic Job!![​IMG]

  3. Thank you so much Bear!

    A simple, humble, meal for just me today but it truly was great - the skin being the best!

    Meanwhile, here's to a new and fantastic week ahead!

    Cheers and warm wishes, Leah
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Another great post!

  5. Thank you so much Disco!

    The skin on this was so wonderful that it could have been 'cracklings' for a salad and without the fish even - despite the fish being terrific and soft too!

    But thank you indeed and here is a happy Sunday wish to you both in the north!!! Cheers and warm wishes, Leah
  6. Nice looking Mack! Soon I'll be catching hundreds of those at the mouth of the harbor. Great post Leah
  7. You are so lucky Capatin Randy! Hundreds of fresh mackerel right out of the sea!!! Amazing! I know it's mere bait to the striper fishermen but I love it! Especially the skin!!! Cheers and happy new week! - Leah

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