OK, the season is in gear alas! (I know I posted striper head last year but I am back)!
And too, thanks to our "Captain Randy", I have been the benefactor of some very generous and fresh and incredible whole mackerel - freshly caught - that on the smoker is superb! Thank you Randy! And thank you all for sharing in my lunch!
I smoked the head of striper - mopped first through avocado oil - on the lower rack of my tiny gas smoker, hickory chips, for 30 minutes.
Atop the first rack and grill grates, were two fresh mackerel, no oil added or anything (until plating) and smoked for just 20 minutes.
I plated with fresh basil, some diced cuke, red onion and tomato - and too, ancient amaranth grain (keeps one regular!!!) and then the pulled striper head and cheek meat (though my dogs got some cheek as well and adored it) and this combination was so good!
The mackerel skin is GODLIKE! And it is the single healthiest fish one can eat, according to authorities far wiser than me!
The combo is lovely (this meal was just for me today and so it's a little smaller) but still, as a woman who eats just shy of 4 thousand calories a day, I must say this was a lovely little lunch!
BLACK CYPRUS sea salt, avocado oil, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest, all made it terrific tasting too!
And humble albeit fabulous Trader Joe's dry Pinot Grigio really added.
From cleaning the fish to cooking and arranging and eating and photographing, I had a blast! Thanks for being part of my happy day!
I'll upload pix next, via my phone! Cheers to all! - Leah
Edited by Leah Elisheva - 7/10/15 at 6:55am