Well Happy Terrific Tuesday, and to You All Smoked & Fabulous Great Cookies!
Where's Gary? This one is for him! (Was it you Gary, who asked about "whiting" the other day)?
Today I smoked some simple whiting and it was just WON-DER-FUL!!!!!!!!!!!
And so please enjoy my humble albeit healthful little lunch!
And make today amazing!!!!!!!!
Cheers!!!!!!!!! - Leah
Today's whiting came from the store and thus was head-less, (and yet I LOVE eating the head and whole thing but so be it today nonetheless), and already gutted...
Mopping the whiting through grapeseed oil...
I then put it on my little gas smoker and with lots of hickory chips, on high heat, for 30 minutes...
I put this over a traditional Greek salad (green pepper, tomato, red onion, fresh dill, black Kalamata olives, cukes, dried oregano, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar)...
I scraped any "fallen apart bits" from the grill grate which my whiting rested upon while smoking and used that as a center clutch...
And while I realize that this must look like mere pollywogs or something awful (bait perhaps too) to some; if you can imagine the nicest and softest COD, blended with the delicious skin of smoked whitefish, and then the hypnotic SMELL from all the chips and savory smoke; then you've got the flavor and feel of this fantasticness!
While ever so simple, and unfortunately "without head" today, this healthful lunch just served me so well!
Thank you thus, for sharing in my day!
Oh - and for anyone not familiar with the traditional Greek salad, and therefore looking for the feta?
That is more authentically served by itself - a dessert or snack at an entirely different time of day even, and in a large rectangle - drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with dried oregano, and eaten with a fork and knife as if a sliver of pie!
(And made with either goat milk or sheep but not the cow feta which we gallantly chop up and ladle onto our salads here in this country).
I actually am blogging about this very difference, later on today on my blathering and ranting blog, should anyone need a bit of lavatory reading etc..
Meanwhile, thank you dearly and for sharing in my delicious and ever so simple lunch!!!!
SMOKED WHITING IS SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers!!!! - Leah