Happy New Year and great SNOWY and BEAUTIFUL weekend to all!
Always eating octopus, today's "extra quickie, whipped up & thrown together" (albeit with love) quite healthful meal, was really lovely!
Since I have a lot of "start to finish" octopus shots already, in my thread that is part of my signature link etc.; I figured I'd just snap a couple today, seeing as this was just a random super quickie menu, before moving into a busier day. Enjoy!
At 6:30 in the morning, it was five below zero outside, and about 425 degrees or so in my little mini gas smoker and with hickory chips...
I put some octopus that I had mopped through grapeseed oil onto the smoker, and then some sliced red garnet yam (I "started" the potato in the microwave for 6 minutes, as to slice, and then used the grapeseed oil on those too) and smoked it all 20 minutes.
This just got layered over lots of salad, parsley, avocado, cukes, raw chopped elephant garlic, dried oregano, and olive oil...
It's simple, healthful food, albeit served in bountiful portions which I do adore (and eaten early in the day which I do prefer as well) and I can taste each flavor - from the savory, juicy, and SOFT and yet still sizzling smoked octopus, to the myriad of greens and their different textures, to the illustrious oil, and aromatic oregano, and the creamy avocado, the pungent and arousing bite of the raw garlic, and, well, simpleton aside, I do love my food! Smiles.
Happy Saturday!!!!!!!!!! Cheers! - Leah