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Smoked Barramundi & Smoked Okra!!!!!

leah elisheva

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Happy Tuesday You Fabulous Cookies!!!!!

Whoever said that a "quickie, makeshift meal, using up frozen odds and ends" couldn't be downright fantastic???

Today, I took some tiny barramundi fish (frozen from Trader Joe's) and a bag of frozen okra from the freezer; (I know, I am a weird one - albeit charming nonetheless, right), and I do love okra!

Believe it or not, that simple "use up all of my nothing" meal, was AMAZING, and healthful, and just lovely!

ERGO: Have FUN cleaning out your dear freezers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy all!!!!!! Make today delicious! Here's my super simple fare from today. Enjoy! Cheers! - Leah


I microwaved the frozen okra spears for just 3 minutes, as to defrost them a tiny bit... and mopped those and the thawed barramundi little pieces, through grapeseed oil...


Those went onto my little gas smoker for 20 minutes, high heat, hickory chips...



I plated these around some raw spinach that needed to be used, a tomato, and some chopped raw elephant garlic...


And doused it all with olive oil, and some red Hawaiian sea salt...



The fish fell apart with first nudge, and was DELICIOUS! The okra was the best okra I've eaten! REALLY! I am now going to go buy more FROZEN okra no less, just to smoke it as "sides" as it was so damn good!



Healthful, simple, and sensational; this was paired with a Greek white (dry, crisp, wonderful wine) and I'm so grateful to share this today!

Cheers!!!!!! - Leah
 

bear55

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Smoked okra, who knew.  I love it fried and will now try it smoked. Can you estimate smoking temp?

Thanks

Oh BTW wonderful plating once again 
 

disco

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Thanks for this, Leah. I have only used frozen okra here as it is all we can get. I have only used it in gumbo and would never have thought of smoking it. Another item for my to do list.

Disco
 

leah elisheva

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Thank you Bear55 and Disco too!

Yes, a frozen bag of okra, right? Who knew, Indeed!!! Such an unexpected find, but WOW, when that is smoked, it's really gorgeous!

The heat was about 380 (Bear55) and it was 20 minutes. (The okra first microwaved for 3 minutes, right out of the bag). But then smoked for 20 at about 380.

Happy Tuesday!!!!!!

Cheers! - Leah
 

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