Today I found coconut at Trader Joe's that was without its husk & so I smashed it open, took the juice, put the lime in the coconut & mixed it all together, then added avocado oil & marinated their organic free range chicken thighs in that!
I smoked those for 22 minutes (next time I will do just 18 minutes but still, they were delicious) with hickory chips on my beloved POS Brinkmann age old smoker; and the smell was like a luscious piña colada! Mind you, I have no idea what a piña colada smells or taste like as I am a wine girl through and through but the smell was outrageous!
I shredded up some zucchini noodles and chopped green onion & cilantro into that too!
And when plating, I doused it all in avocado oil, shaved lime zest, red pepper flakes & red Hawaiian sea salt! Out of this world!!!
This same dish with smoked alligator is sensational and so I may do a repeat next. Meanwhile, thanks for sharing in my lunch!
The pairing today for me was a humble albeit happy Pinot Grigio from Matket Basket (one of the few available and affordable grocery wines that I can drink without a chemical reaction and so it is made well and is bone dry and crisp and terrific): Calappiano is the name, and they make reds that are good too!
Make today delicious!!! Cheers and warm wishes, Leah