First you start with a few minutes of...
To get a mess of...
I will be nice and skip the cleaning part.. lol Soak them overnight in ..
2 cups water
2 Tbs kosher salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (I toss rinds and all in the bag)
2 tsp cajun seasoning (old bay also works and tastes good)
Next day smoke them using pecan or apple AMNPs on 195 for roughly 2hrs depending on the thickness of the filets, These were small fish (baitfish by some people's standards *grin*) so they only stayed in for 90 mins. You end up with...
If you can resist nibbling on them straight from the smoker.. ( I struggle with that part), then put them in a food processor or blender and add...
1 Tbs Mayo (or can use cream cheese depending on desired result)
Diced green onions to taste
1 tsp Old Bay or Cajun Seasoning
1 tsp (or to taste) of hot sauce I'm partial to Frank's Red Hot cause I do eat that **** on everything as the commercial says. lol
Mix it all up and you end up with....
Good eatin for a Tn redneck!