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California Yellowtail Smoke

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Had some fish to play with, and I've never smoked any before. I think it turned out awesome. Nice smoked flavor and still moist. Started with marinade:

2c Water

2c Apple juice

1c Brown Sugar

1/2c Salt

1/2c Honey 

1/2c Soy

2tbsp Molasses

2tbsp Thai Chili

2tbsp Fresh Ground Ginger

 

Dried fish off, did not rinse. Then placed in refridgerator 3hrs to dry and form pellicle.

 

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Smoked with Apple Chips at 170 for 100min. I should have pulled thinner pieces at about 60 minutes. Finished product after samples taken.

 

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post #2 of 9

TMW, morning....  That looks mighty fine.....  Great job on the smoke.... I see you understand the importance of forming a pellicle for moist fish....  icon14.gif....  makes me think I should be your neighbor....LOL.....  Dave

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks Dave,

 

I had some on a salad last night, and might make a dip and make some mock tuna salad sandwiches with it today. Salt pepper, mayo, celery, onion and flaked SMOKED fish. Man that sounds awesome!

 

Have a blessed day!

post #4 of 9

Yes it does......   Enjoy....  drool.gif

 

Dave

post #5 of 9

you know they fond yellow-tail bones on the Olympus mountain .yellow-tail is food of Gods . and your yellow-tail  looks yummy

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

AM

I believe that, it is one of the best fish out there in any manner of preparation. Thanks for the kudos. 

post #7 of 9

That looks great! I have one filet left in the freezer waiting for the smoker - good thing the Yellowtail are just starting to show up here in the La Jolla kelp. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to re-supply the freezer with a few big ones.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Traveler,

Thanks for the good words. I'm going on an 8 day long range trip in 3 weeks to Alijos Rocks / Cedros Island area to resupply. Brought home about 300lbs of processed bluefin/yellowtail last year. Im hoping the Albies show up this year. I am soooo looking forward to some quality time with my pops and brother. Happy Smokin!

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Originally Posted by TMW611 View Post

Traveler,

Thanks for the good words. I'm going on an 8 day long range trip in 3 weeks to Alijos Rocks / Cedros Island area to resupply. Brought home about 300lbs of processed bluefin/yellowtail last year. Im hoping the Albies show up this year. I am soooo looking forward to some quality time with my pops and brother. Happy Smokin!

 I am SO jealous! That is going to be an awesome trip!

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