Well Happy Monday Smoked Cookies!
And here's to a brand new and beautiful fresh week!
My smoker's valve has been FROZEN, amid our sub zero temps, but with today at 19 degrees - a heatwave right - all is back and in bountiful business!
A simple swordfish just needed to be eaten today, and so here that is!
I mopped this through grapeseed oil, as always...
And then microwaved a red garnet yam for 5 minutes to "start it" and then sliced that up and coated those discs, along with asparagus, with grapeseed oil too...
That went onto my little gas smoker, at about 350 degrees, and with hickory chips. I took the asparagus off after 10 minutes...
I put the swordfish onto a grill grate piece that I layered onto the smoker, for 15 minutes, with the yams meanwhile remaining and getting all maple-esque and fantastic...(Yams total = 25 minutes).
Then a parsley salad - YES - you read that correctly. Smiles. Some people really DO eat parsley! I ADORE it! And I like to convert an entire parsley "bunch" into a salad in itself, with some chopped raw elephant garlic, squeezed lime, and too, olive oil! (Good food to eat for skin and bodyas well)! Good stuff!
And I whisked together Dijon mustard, olive oil, and dried tarragon and put that onto the fish - WON-DER-FUL!
I sprinkled flakes of Cyprus Black Lava Sea Salt (which has activated charcoal in it and is delicious) over everything except the fish - which had the savory Dijon sauce on top - and drizzled more olive oil over it all...
And while I always rave about these "same old" smoked yams, I must say, they are like CANDY! (And I don't even like candy)!!! But these oiled "discs" are simply out of this world! AMAZING even! If nothing else, I highly suggest that one at least TRY one!
AND - the fish, first mopped in grapeseed oil and then smoked for 15 minutes, was so soft, moist, (not dried out at all), and yet the skin was cooked enough for me to love it and eat every corner or crumb!
Mashing the sauce and potatoes and black salt and sassy parsley even, all together, made for one lovely as ever little eating experience!
Simple aside, I hope you enjoyed my lunch from today. Happy Marvelous Monday! And hey, my smoker thawed and is usable! For that alone, I am quite grateful!
Cheers!!!!!!!!! - Leah