Wife mixes the best burgers, (yes, the same one that helps me pay bills and gets to work outside the home @woodmoose ) so I had her do mine as a steak. Al dente spaghetti with fresh grated Asiago. Not bad at all I say.
Have been having some extensive dental work done for the last three weeks so have been restricted to soft food so I cooked up a pot of Caldito yesterday evening and that should last me for 3 meals to come.
Got some wings in the Big Chief Smoker for an hour then deep frying. Made some habenero garlic ginger honey glaze to go on them, fresh sourwood honey and peppers from the garden. Just cracked a cold beer I’m in for the day watching college football.
Drove my parents to pick up Looney Tunes...um..my sister, who lives and fits right in in Cal e fon i a , at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Then on to Calabash to eat at mom's favorite restaurant there. Oysters were spot on. Usually drink water, but got a sweet Arnold Palmer and water.
Up here in my hometown (Eastern Shore of MD). I’m still full from yesterday. Moms homemade chocolate cake w homemade peanut butter icing for breakfast. Oysters on the half shell (raw w/ Tabasco of course) and cream of crab soup for lunch, and panko encrusted rockfish(we don’t call em stripers here) in a skillet with rice and fresh veggies on the side.
After opening day dove hunt, had a real nice fish fry. Forgot to take pics. Croaker, whiting, sheepshead, a little catfish, Nathan's fries, "Sandhills cole slaw"(friend now deceased came up withit), and a whole bag, minus one, of Vidalia onions quartered and fried at the end. No seasoning except salt when taken up. Things are good. But main reason for posting is sheepshead were big enough to have smoked sheepshead throats. Cajon seasoning, 300° for 28 minutes in a smoker with oak smoke. Stuff was good! They usually make fish tacos out of the smoked throats, but we just ate them as they were. That is a part normally wasted, but could can be utilized. Reminded me of blue fish cheeks. When we caught big enough blues at Core Banks, a round section between the eyes and gills was cut out, hence blue fish cheeks. It was said that was the best part of the fish. It too, would normally be wasted.