On the day itself, I venture to a pal's to enjoy a cookout of NY strip bison steaks on the grill, a red rice and red kidney bean dish with smoked tomato and smoked elephant garlic, and some red Italian Montelpucciano d'Abruzzo wine. Ooh la la!
Today however, I smoked mako shark steak for 20 minutes, low heat, with hickory chips on my little gas smoker and it was amazing!
I layered it over brown rice penne pasta with heriloom red tomato & raw chopped elephant garlic, fresh basil, lemon zest and squeezed lemon, almond oil, smoked Chardonnay sea salt and true colored freshly ground pepper and it was just soft and succulent and sensational!
I paired this with a $4.99 bottle, gasp, yes, of Pinot Grigio from Trader Joe's that one of their customers apparently hated due to it ending DRY when she loves SWEET & so I bought one since I love DRY and I do love it!
Thanks for sharing in my lunch and make today as amazing as you are! I am so grateful to be here with you all and do learn so much here and so do share your holiday sips and smokes! Cheers!!!!! - Leah