Saturday night and G requested fried fish and grits for dinner. Comfort food for the deep sea fisherman. Simply took some cleaned, scaled and thawed Rock Cod he caught during a recent fishing trip, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic salt then covered in some seasoned flour (more salt, pepper and garlic salt) then fried. Yum. Even I who rarely eats the fish I cook found this fish heavenly.
Grits also simple food. Quick grits prepared per package directions with butter added.
Cast iron skillet on outdoor gas burner.
Vegetable oil at 360 and fish pieces frying.
Whole small Rock Cod frying
Finished pieces ready to serve
Grits with a dab of butter
Green Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes
Fried Fish and Grits balanced with a Green Salad
Count down to preparation of Thanksgiving dinner. Stay tuned for a Soul Fusion prep and serving. This year my menu is simple and back to my family requested standards. Yes, any deviation and I have the wrath of my sibling, nieces, nephews, mother and hubby to deal with. I'll post the prep later this week.
Just a little preview on the turkey which will be brined one day before being smoked in my WSM at a temperature of 250-300 for 5-7 hours or until breast tempo of 160 and thigh temp of 180. Turkey will be dressed in cheesecloth soaked in butter/white wine. Cherrywood for flavor.
Spiral Sliced Ham
Mac and Cheese
Green bean casserole with oyster mushrooms
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Creamed Spinach (maybe)
Sweet potato Pie