Stovetop Smoked Cod & Basil, Tomato, Cucumber Salad

Smoked Cod & Basil Tomato Cucumber Salad

Stovetop Smoker experiment #3 – Cod with a Basil, Tomato, Cucumber salad on the side.

Smoked Cod & Basil Tomato Cucumber SaladI actually followed this recipe: Basil Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes & Cheese – well, except I forgot to put in the cheese. *sigh* I did use more cucumber and grape tomatoes so I doubled the dressing: 2Tbsp of each: Red Wine, Balsamic, & Apple Cider Vinegars and 2Tbsp honey. Also a dash of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Smoked Cod & Basil Tomato Cucumber Salad

 

Fresh basil from our garden!  The recipe called for it to be chopped but I think I would have preferred a smaller cut – next time chiffonade.

 

 

Smoked Cod & Basil Tomato Cucumber Salad

English cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks.  Grape tomatoes, cut in half. And I say again – I Love the Super Simple Way to cut grape tomatoes in half!  Combined with the dressing and let it set in the fridge for one hour.

Smoked Cod & Basil Tomato Cucumber Salad

 

 

Cod with a drizzle of olive oil and freshly ground pepper.

 

 

 

Smoked Cod & Basil Tomato Cucumber Salad

 

Used Hickory chips and smoked for 15 minutes on medium-high heat then turned off the heat, keeping the lid closed, for another 15 minutes.  Notes for Next Time: 10 minutes & 10 minutes – depending on the thickness of the fish.

Smoked Cod & Basil Tomato Cucumber Salad

 

The fish was lovely and smokey and had great flavor – it wasn’t dry but could probably be cooked for a shorter period.  The salad had a wonderful combination of tartness and sweetness and the next time I make it I will try very hard to add the cheese because I think that will be a great addition.

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