Happy Tuesday Great Smoking Cookies!
Today's meal of smoked tuna and veggies was delightful. I like my tuna raw in the middle and just seared on the outside to have that contrast, and thus was worried that smoking it (versus a pan sear) would cook it through and dry it out, but all was terrific!
Cheers! - Leah
I microwaved a red garnet yam for just 6 minutes, as to 'start' it, and then sliced it and added to a perforated grill basket of raw veggies.
I sprayed all of that with grapeseed oil, via a "mister" can, that I'd filled with the oil...
Then I added tuna steaks to the basket and also coated that with the grapeseed oil from the spray can...
I assembled my minimal ingredients which I wanted to go on afterward raw. (A cuke, a red onion, an avocado, some cayenne pepper and olive oil).
Meanwhile, the basket went onto my little gas smoker with hickory chips and on very high heat (maybe 430) and for 20 minutes.
After JUST 5 minutes however, I took the tuna off, as to have that raw middle of the fish which I prefer on tuna, and then added some red onion in its place on the smoker, as I had plenty raw red onion and figured the rest could be smoked.
I assembled it all, adding the oil and cayenne and both the smoked veggies and thus onion, and then the raw onion too...
And it was really wonderful! The smoked flavor of the tuna was better than pan seared, and the tuna was still raw in the middle and lovely, and the veggies, smoked, were so terrific and still moist and yet al dente and not over done or soggy etc....
The cayenne was the perfect spice for this and everything was so beautiful together, healthful, simple, filling still, and just a treat!
One of my dogs, "Steak Tartare," is sneaking up there, and while all 3 canines got a tiny tuna taste, (before any cayenne was added etc.); I do cook them three little gourmet meals a day each, and so he had his lunch shortly thereafter, (which today happened to be a bison steak, sweet potato, spinach, and the Vet's designated daily supplement powder added in), and so he was thrilled!
But back to people, and not just doggies; this dinner was really nice, and so I thank you for sharing in my little photo spread today!
Meanwhile, please make this Tuesday so fabulous that somewhere, some seven or eight towns away even, there are vast dancing Bears who are smoking cigars!!!!
CHEERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Leah