SMOKED SEA BASS & ONION, With Raw Chard Salad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish' started by leah elisheva, May 4, 2014.

  1. Well Happy Sunday You Great Smoked Cookies & Chops, and Here Is To A Magical and Fun May!!!!!!!!!

    I started with a big plump piece of Chilean Sea Bass today, and then of course, first and foremost, sliced off a portion for my DOGS!

    With the remains, I mopped the piece through grapeseed oil, along with me peeling a big onion and slicing along it some, to allow smoke in...

    and those went atop a grill grate on my little (and needing to be cleaned) gas smoker, where I used high heat, pistachio shells as chips, and let it stay close to 30 minutes. (Maybe 26-28 minutes total).

    Meanwhile, I sliced up raw chard, a few pieces of the raw onion, cukes, tomatoes, some romaine and a red pepper, and whisked apple cider vinegar with Tunisian olive oil (Walmart sells a better Tunisian OliveOil than Trader Joe's believe it or not) and then took the food off the smoker...

    and then adding black pepper and Blue Persian Salt, and some oil on the onion and fish, it was ready to eat!

    And it all was DELICIOUS and DELIGHTFUL - the fish was SO SOFT, falling apart and with incredible skin (my favorite part of any fish, except for Marlin where the skin isn't edible to me) but this sea bass skin was fantastic, and the flesh was so baby soft and smoky and terrific!

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    And the chard was lovely too! Not too abrasive like raw kale, and yet with colorful stems and some flavor still, which made it grand!

    And the basic salt, pepper, and olive oil, did make this fish exquisite and still allow it's natural flavors to shine!

    Thanks very much for sharing in my simple yet wonderful meal, and here's to everyone making today delicious!

    Cheers!!!!!! - Leah
    Last edited: May 4, 2014
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wonderful looking meal Leah!!
  3. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That fish looks too good. Another fellow smoked onion yesterday too. I can't believe I never tried it...
  4. Hey thank you Andrew! And Atomicsmoke too!!!! Here's to smoking onions therefore!!! And to this new and very wonderful fresh month!

    Happy Sunday! Cheers! - Leah
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific technique, meal and Qview. Thanks, Leah.

  6. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Beautiful plate Leah! The onion looks like a blooming rose pretty cool the contrast between the black and white.
  7. Thank you Disco! Especially if you are typing from the England leg of your trip, or are you home? It's been a treat reading of the eating and drinking you two have savored lately, via your blog!

    And thank you Brooksy too! Here's to onions! (I eat something in that family RAW each day, whether garlic, shallot, onion, green onion, chive, red onion or whatever it be, but this smoked version was fun and a nice change)!

    Cheers!! - Leah
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's an awesome meal Leah ! Thumbs Up Between the sea bass & that salad.... :drool Very nice for sure ! I have to agree with ya, the skin on fish is the best part ! :biggrin:
  9. Thank you so much Justin! And here is to skin!!!!! Cheers! - Leah
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am back but I am still catching up on my blog.
  11. That's a nice piece of fish! I like working with thicker pieces like you got  [​IMG]   I would dive right in to that whole meal! Smoked onions are a nice treat once in a while too. I've smoked them & made dip with them a couple times & it was really good that way too...  Nice meal Leah!  [​IMG]
  12. Thank you so much Jeremy! And your smoked onion dips must be sensational!!!

    And Happy Sunday!!!!

    Cheers! - Leah

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