Butter Smoked Walleye w/Qview

Discussion in 'Fish' started by erain, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Walleye being the lean white flaky delicate fish that it is and does not lend itself well to general fish smoking such as salmon and trout I decided to try an alternative cook on them. I took a pan and lined it with foil and threw a couple stix(yup a couple) you will have to adjust this as your dietary needs require. put in smoker and melted the butter and took whole fillets and dredged in the butter both sides and laid them flat in the pan. along with the fish i includded a thinly sliced vidalia onion, a sliced lime, some fresh dill, and seasoned with lemon pepper. had smoker on 225 and placed on top shelf until thickest portion flaked.

    the raw material


    In butter with lime,onion,dill, and lemon pepper


    Done, flakes at thickest portion


    Plated Butter Smoked Walleye


    thks for ckin my Qview
     
  2. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    So, where did you buy the fish at..LOL.lol.lol.

    that looks awesome..I am jealous. no fish here in the desert. and the ones I caught years ago tasted like mud.so I have to wait till I hit costal regions.
    great job erain..
     
  3. okay Erain - That is one fine looking dish of fish!
     
  4. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    What planet are you on? ?
    There's NO WAY they have internet technology at Lake of the Woods!
    In Fact, I'd be surprised if they had Black and White Radio! ;)

    Enjoy your trip Dude !
     
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Outstanding smoke Eraine.
     
  6. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    redeye flight on the f350 bothways man!!!!
     
  7. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    By the way Man, you need tips on catchin the BIG ones lemme know!
    K? :)
     
  8. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    You mean you JUST day tripped? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

    You CRAZY!
     
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    erain
    Very fine looking fish smoke, the vidalia onions are a great addition to your recipe. Is this a recipe you would repeat? Reason I ask is, by the looks of it, it is something I want to try.

    Fished LOW 4 years in a row from Springsteel, good times and good fishing !!!
     
  10. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin batch of eyes there E! Good recipe, I have used one just like many times. Have yet to do it in the lang though. Might hafta give it a try.

    I don't think there is a better tasting fresh water fish anywhere![​IMG]
     
  11. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    yessir, i am going to repeat this for sure, only tweaking i want to do is with the lemon pepper. i didnt have any lemons and was too lazy to go get some. next time i use fresh lemon and cracked pepper i think. the butter in the pan kinda keeps them bathed and if you pull as son as flakes will have perfect done fish. kinda been thinkin of a way to make walleye in a smoker for a while now and finally figured to give it a shot. yea the fishing was greeat, caught many fish above the 19.5 slot as well. i think V tryin to get a boat ride outta me. lol

    LOW is my favorite lake to fish and i fish it way too often winter and summer. only my first trip up this summer sofar though. goin back for labor day weekend. might even stay over night!!!!
     
  12. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    wrain
    As time get's closer to winter we should try to plan a LOW hard water weekend. I will be just as busy this winter with this move, as I am this summer, but by that time I will be in desperate need of a break.
     
  13. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good looking catch bud! sounds like a good mix-maybe 1 day we fish together.
     
  14. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Great E!
    You look like you had a great trip!
     
  15. Man it's 1:30 am and was just going to bed! after seeing those fish I think I'll go fishing instead. Look great man. Thanks for sharing the pics. I' going to try some trout thst way! Maybe it'll work!Keep up the good work. Bigbob[​IMG]
     
  16. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    looks great erain!!! need to try it, not sure how white bass would smoke??? I have a freezer full.
     
  17. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great Erain. Haven't tried eyes on the smoker cause I thought they would be too dry. I will try it this way though. Used to go to Mille Lacs about 6-7 times every summer for the great walleye fishing. Never been farther north to fish. Need to get back up there some time.
     
  18. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Real nice mess of fish Erin. The finished product is even better looking, great job [​IMG]
     
  19. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice Job Erain,
    I have used a similar recipe for grilling I will have to try this on some of these big gills that are waiten for me out in the pond. I never liked smoked less fat freshwater fish much but yours looked great Thanks... We used to cut up pieces of walleyes add a bacon wrap and grill they were even good cold I should try that on the smoker also.
     
  20. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sooo how were they? Looks GREAT! I LOVE walleye...and had always rejected them for smoking because of the reasons ya mentioned. Plus..with a light beer batter, I figgered they were Heaven already! But yummmm...I'll have to try this!
     

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