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Anyone smoking fish?

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » March 29th, 2018, 11:51 am

Curious if anyone is smoking fish?
Thinking of adding smoked fish to my menu.

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Post by Heatermeter builder » March 29th, 2018, 12:44 pm

I have done some salmon, a few years ago, while I was living in Chicagoland.

Now that I'm back home in Washington state, I want to get back into doing some smoked fish, since it's so much easier to get fresh salmon here.

It's not particularly hard to do, you can either do a cold or hot smoke.


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Re: Anyone smoking fish?

Post by Dirtytires » March 29th, 2018, 6:16 pm

I’ve brined and smoked salmon in the past. Really good with some cheese and crackers.



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Post by Big T » March 29th, 2018, 7:06 pm

I have smoked tuna steaks and mackerel several times. RC makes a smoked tuna dip that is pretty tasty.


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Post by The Czar » March 29th, 2018, 11:58 pm

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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » March 30th, 2018, 6:09 am

I should extrapolate.
I live on the mid Gulf coast of Florida.
Seems like everybody and their brother smoke fish around here.
I'm also looking for a quick cold dish to serve out of my food trailer.Soooo, I was thinking,FISHSPREAD.
In these parts, the most common fish to smoke are Mullet,Mackeral and Amberjack.Mullet, being the most abundant and cheapest,is also the most smoked fish around.Mainly because they stay lit better than others,Bada bump!
Anyway...I figger I can sell a fillet or two over the weekend and with the leftovers,make a fish spread.
Was wondering if anyone else lives on the Gulf coast,from here to Texas,what wood they use and why.

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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » March 30th, 2018, 6:14 am

Also,in these parts, the old Crackers would use Mangrove wood(which is protected now) or citrus wood (mainly Orange or Grapefruit).
But, I'm pretty sure most people nowadays are using oak.Gotta do more studying and find out.

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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » March 30th, 2018, 6:18 am

At the time this pic was taken about 10 minutes ago, the tide is coming in.
Very surprised no one is here with their cast nets yet.Theres usually 2-3 guys out there gettin the Mullet when they come through.Image

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Post by Rodcrafter » March 30th, 2018, 7:20 am

I have a recipe for mullet a buddy gave me that his dad used back when ever. I will see if I can get it on here for ya. I smoke amber jack and tuna then mix them 75/25 AJ being the larger. I can post that recipe too, it makes pretty good fish dip (spread). I have tried the mullet only once. It takes practice.


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Re: Anyone smoking fish?

Post by scullman » March 14th, 2019, 11:35 am

I brine and smoke Amberjack and Tuna. They're tasty, but Jack Crevalle and Bonito have some amazing flavour.



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Re: Anyone smoking fish?

Post by Stan » March 18th, 2019, 6:45 pm

Yes - not hard, one of the easiest and shortest cooks. I have done Salmon and Steel Head trout. All have been very good. Shrimp also.



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