Re: Tuna Canning Open Session
It was pretty obvious to the neighbors that something was going on at the lumber yard. Mrs C couldn't even park her Van anywhere near the house when she came back from the store.
Pretty much the day was about canning tuna - Hoggemin jamming on the jars
And if you know Mike you know he always buys in bulk - just a small sample of the stack of jars. Also featured was the very kind contribution of a case of home made Pinot from fish_on
All told we had 8 canners and 6 burners available - not one Presto bomb despite the outdoor cooking gear warning.
What made the day more fun was the dogs who came out to keep us awake and enjoy some snacks - Something Good in the kitchen wooping up on some spicy tuna cups ala Pilar style, Yellowfin hand roles, Yellowfin tuna cups with cilantro.
Duck snacks courtesy of Teton
From Left to right - Teton, fish_on, his gf Bridgette
From left to right - 2slow, fyshndad, fyshnson
One of my neighbors was out for a walk, but when she saw this fine example of Saltyness - she decided the other side of the street was safer - don't blame her - from left to right HiTekRdNek, CDJ356, and Puffin
I think the whole day is easily summarized by this wide open food blister smile. Flora the wonder dock/duck/goose/boat/vacuum dog
We canned tuna with jalepeno, garlic, black pepper, sweet Thai Chile sauce, smoked in alder, peppercini, did I say garlic - not all together but various combinations - some tuna off the smoker never made it to jars - some jars never made it home - well we had to find out what the Thai Chile tasted like OMG! I think that jar lasted two minutes. Not one jar seal failed.
Garlic Jim's showed up later with 3 extra large pies - those disappeared almost as fast as the tuna hand roles, friends left with gifts of cases of tuna, others got some lessons on rod building and repair, and one couple out for a late night walk who wanted to buy some tuna left with a gift of loins and canned tuna a smile and, "have a nice night!"
Again thanks to everyone who came over it sure made the chore of canning what looked like an endless pile of tuna a pure pleasure and made the time just fly.