This swap was to remake a wild rice salad. I sat stunned for a moment holding my coffee cup exactly 1 inch a way from my lips. The intoxicating smell snapped me out of my trance. There is always wild rice in my pantry thanks to my Minnesota connections. Hundred of wild rice salad variations have made their way through my kitchen...but I was feeling this recipe needed to be more just a salad. Savory pancakes came to mind as a wave of long forgotten creativity waved over me; then a moment of remembrance brought the whole dish home.
Just a few weeks ago we were battling to reel in beautiful Dorado (Mahi Mahi) while deep sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas. We grilled our catch for our group as a celebratory dinner on our last night; luckily we had one of the largest catches smoked to bring home with us. This smoked Mahi Mahi is a perfect accompaniment to the wild rice.
Years ago I started a section on this blog called 'Strange Ingredients' where viewers (friends) would send me an odd ingredient and I would make something from. it. So what does that have to do with this late breaking recipe? It is due to two strange ingredients which are in my possession that I was able to pull this off. White wheat flour from Fargo (thanks Jenny and Marty!) and raspberry chipotle dressing (thanks Karen!).
I can't stress enough how fast and easy this dish comes together. Outstanding as an appetizer, but it's a must serve for brunch. Another successful Fat and Happy recipe swap.... just in the nick of time!
Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques: Use mostly the green tops on the onions, reserve the stronger white area for another use. Trader Joes has a decent smoked trout at a great price that could be substituted for the smoked mahi mahi. Raspberry chipotle dressing should be available at your local grocery store.
PLEASE take a moment to view my fellow swappers creations below: