Well happy SUPER Saturday to all you Great Smoked Cookies!!! And here's to a very wonderful weekend!!! For all!!!
While I don't like the expression, "guilty pleasure," (as I do not have guilt about pleasure), I'll confess to occasionally procuring "Farm Raised Fish" and as the last bastion of "junk food" or the closest thing to such anyway, which I do eat.
And while I actually adore the fatty taste and texture of farm raised fish, I of course do not enjoy the notion that their feeding pellets are coming from chicken feces, corn, soy, wheat, color dye and more - sometimes all of them in one even - and so I keep farmed fish as a "now and then" little "snitch" if you will; and yet recently made the decision to shake that old habit and to only buy wild.
First however, I decided to celebrate the last of my farm fish eating, with whatever seemed best in the store, and thus had a simple steelhead piece.
I mopped it through grapeseed oil, smoked it on my little gas smoker for 20 minutes on high heat, and put that over a Greek "Marouli" (green) salad - romaine, green onion and dill - (dressed with whisked fresh lime juice and olive oil and oregano) and then added olive oil and red Hawaiian sea salt and oregano to everything once at the table!
Well, while I do know that it may not have been the "healthiest choice," seeing as wild fish does feast on far better things, this SUPER SIMPLE meal was REALLY SO VERY OUT OF THIS WORLD and just delicious! The simplest is to me, the best, and every time!
And while I normally prefer my salmon family fish prepared, "raw" in the middle, this DID in turn cook through, and yet I got the skin really smoky and crispy and also got that brown and smoky crust and flavor on the luscious and wonderful top, and since the skin of any fish is indeed my favorite part, I am quite thrilled!
Forward to wild I do from here on go, but I will share that this "nod" to an occasional habit, or to it being in the past, was very very tasty indeed! Fantastic!
Happy all to everyone! And make this whole weekend delicious!!!!!!!
Cheers!!!!!! - Leah