Happy Sunday Great Smoky Cookies!
We're having a heatwave over here at 13 degrees and so it feels as if we're practically in the islands!!!!!!!!
Hence more mollusk madness and fun!
So in case anyone hasn't seen so far, I like to eat a red garnet yam or sweet potato every single day! Creature of habit I suppose.
So I started it in the microwave for 6 minutes and then sliced it up, and coated those "discs" with grapeseed oil...
They got smoked on my mini gas smoker with some hickory chips for 20 minutes...
Half way through however, at the ten minute mark, I was getting some smoldering ideas!!!!
I whisked together a WON-DER-FUL and healthy dressing, of TURMERIC (about 2 tsp, although I don't measure) and almost the same amount of freshly ground black pepper, and lots of olive oil...
Then, I had this bizarre desire to attempt smoking an AVOCADO!
So I took my New Zealand Green Lip Mussels, that were already cooked (steamed) and on the pretty half shell; and just put those with the raw avocado (peeled and halved - stone removed - first) in a little perforated grill dish, just plain) and let that smoke for the remaining ten minutes that the potato had to go!
Meanwhile, I layered my turmeric tasty sauce over bountiful greens...
And then I added the yam and mussels and avocado...
The appearance of the avocado was a little bit brown though still solid enough and in tact. (If serving to company you would want to tell them it is SMOKED so that they don't think you gave them a rotten avocado etc.).
I added more chopped parsley and raw elephant garlic and another batch of turmeric sauce over the whole things - shells, yam slices, and all!
And it was so amazingly lovely! Healthful and hearty and packed with so many beneficial things, and with a great "burn" of the turmeric-black-pepper and garlic when it popped out here and there...
The potatoes, smoked, were just DELIGHTFUL! They are soft and yet some crispy ends are so good - almost caramel tasting - and the skins are fantastic!
As I savored every bite, the turmeric sauce kept coating the greens as they became more tossed and it was sensational!
Alas, that "happy yellow" stain, proof that much turmeric was indeed involved, was evident on my plate, the walls, counter, table, my tongue, the UPS man's elbow (don't ask) and my nails as well!
Thus if someone asks if I'm a smoker or jaundiced, neither is the case. A turmeric fan however? INDEED!
OK sweet smokers, happy Sunday!!! Please make today delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers! - Leah