I was gifted some glorious huge mackerel and haddock, right out of the sea! (Our wonderful Captain Randy is not only a great person but a very generous creature and I believe in giving credit therefore to where it is due) How grateful am I! Yes, Randy, thank you tons!
I smoked this (I cleaned it, took off the bone, mashed some fresh thyme in and rubbed it with avocado oil) for 10' minutes at low heat with hickory chips on a tiny gas smoker and it just fell apart like baby soft delicate and succulent meat!
This was a delicacy and changed me - yes life changing even - as I had never had FRESH haddock from the sea, only store bought, and feel so grateful, beyond beyond!
Pairing it with a dry Pinot Grigio, and plating with okra, fresh basil, lemon zest, more avocado oil, paprika, and a lemon zest & fennel infused gray sea salt, it was tremendous and so delicate and flaky and soft!
Also smoked a striper head & will post the striper stuff Friday as I have some busy days between but wanted to pay homage to my first and very best fresh taste of haddock! A treat this was indeed!
Thanks for sharing in my lunch!
Cheers and warm wishes, Leah
Edited by Leah Elisheva - 7/21/15 at 9:48pm