Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sundays with Marlena Spieler-"smoked" whitefish salad

OMG...This is sooo succulent and refreshing..perfect summer snack or appetizer.
I used fresh wild cod..perfect for this traditional deli dish.
I couldn't find "smoked whitefish in a deli" so I added a drop of Stubbs Liquid Hickory Smoke and let it steam for a few. Worked great!

I ate it like a deli taco...I cannot wait to eat another one. So very summery.

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

1 smoked whitefish..skinned and boned (or do what I did)
1 large celery stick..small dice
3 green onions...small dice (greens included and save some for garnish)
3 TBLS mayo
2 TBLS greek-style yogurt (or you could use sour cream)
2 TBLS small dice preserved meyer lemons (or the juice of 1/2 lemon--or both!)
1 head of romaine lettuce for "deli tacos"
ground black pepper..about 1 tsp

1. If you can find smoked whitefish at your must live somewhere other than Sacramento. I bought fresh wild cod at The Nugget and I had some Stubbs Liquid Smoke..hickory. I heated up a non-stick pan and sprayed some pam in it. I cooked the fish on one side for about 2 minutes and then turned it over. I added a drop or two of the liquid smoke and about 1 TBSP water and quickly put a lid on. I let it steam/smoke for about another 3-4 minutes..until fish flakes apart. Let it cool.

2. Break the fish apart with your fingers and put in a bowl. Fold the fish into the mayo/yogurt mixture..along with the other ingredients. Chill.

3. You can serve on lettuce with bagels or pumpernickel..or do what I did sans bread. Just use the lettuce leaves!

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Eileen said...

sounds good! Seems funny not posting a Sunday with Marlena after all those months..kind of like missing a good friend.

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy! Would this work with trout? ~ Marcia

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Sure! Smoked trout..oh yes!

Anonymous said...

Looks fantastic, Melody! But I believe your tortilla is a little green! Your favorite brother, John.