Tuesday, I cooked a supermarket commodity chicken over charcoal and mesquite wood chunks. We had giant baked potatoes with butter and sour cream and a salad of sliced strawberries macerated in a dressing of Sadaf pomegranate molasses, white vinegar, canola oil, a little toasted sesame oil. When I came in from grilling, I added raw spinach and tossed with the strawberries right before plating.
The chicken turned out really smoky and good, and we ate it for three more dinners. The second time. I pulled one of the huge breasts into small shreds, and fried a jalapeno pepper and some white onion in a little oil. After that was browned off and tender, I added some small chopped Roma tomato, and let that go for a little bit. Then I added the shredded chix and a bit of water and Goya adobo seasoning, just to heat everything through. I made my husband a burrito and myself a couple of crunchy corn tostadas. There were refried beans (La Costena canned) and cheese involved in both dishes plus iceberg lettuce and more fresh chopped tomato along with sour cream.
The third dinner tonight was gorgeous asparagus purchased at $1.27 a pound! the day after Easter. This was boiled and topped with an over easy egg fried in plenty of butter and plated with a lemon wedge as a first course. Then came sliced smoked chicken breast sandwich for me and just sliced chicken breast for my husband.
In the interim, so as not to become too tired of the great smoked chicken, I made country ham from SunCrest Farms right here in Wilkesboro, NC and served it in biscuits. I put a fried egg on each of my homemade cathead biscuits and melted good American cheese (not cheese food product) on top of the eggs after flipping them. We also had a chopped up mango, sliced banana and some sliced strawberries along with grits and red eye gravy with this meal.
I think tomorrow night we will go to our very local and very excellent fish monger. My husband will probably get his usual fried and breaded catfish. They do this on site if you like. I think I’m getting oysters if they have them. If not, they always have good shrimp, or sometimes a lovely surprise. This is a great little fish market where they keep whole fish buried in crushed ice with their eyes still plump and shiny bright. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s food adventure into dinner!