Sloppy Joe’s are undoubtedly the sustenance of life. One of my very favorite summer recipes – gourmet steakhouse sloppy joes tuned up with a special butcher’s blend of ground steak, steak and a peppery sauce, garlic, onion and a garden of fresh herbs. Loaded over toasted artisan Kaiser rolls and garnished with a homemade sweet and spicy coleslaw. Paired with grilled corn on the cob and an ice cold 6 of craft brewski. Simply perfection.
Situated just east of Bali in the archipelago of Indonesia lies the rustic, tropical paradise of Lombok; an island of rolling, lush farmland, dense rainforests and breathtaking waterfalls, imposing volcanic mountainscapes, and endless white sand beaches surrounded by aquamarine waters as far as the eye can see. A vision so beautiful it’s difficult to distinguish where the Heavens end and Earth begins.
It’s here in the tiny village of Mataram on the western shores of Lombok that indigenous fishermen depart at sunrise onto the high seas seeking one of the most fertile fishing grounds on the globe for red snapper. For hundreds of years this fish has a been a primary source of sustenance for locals, from Sumatra and Java in the west to Papua New Guinea in the east.